Chris Samuels was born in Liverpool in 1962. He completed a College Foundation Course in Liverpool in 1981. Chris received a BA in Jewellery, Silversmithing & Design in 1984. He was self-employed as a Jewellery Designer in Birmingham until 1990. Chris moved to Ireland in 1990 and joined the Backwater Artists Group where he also served on the Board for 10 years. Now teaches Jewellery and metal work in St. Johns College, Cork.