Justin Nienhuis was born in Holland, Michigan. He is married and works as a metalsmith in his in-home studio. Justin graduated Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan and received his BFA degree with an emphasis in Jewelry and Metals.
In his work, he uses the repetitive motion of pounding to form non-ferrous metals into vessel forms. He meditates on form, texture, and surface treatment to explore control and deliberate formation of work.