Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Kansas, 1957. Master of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy Art, 1961.
Lecturer Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1961—1962, assistant professor to associate professor art, 1962—1972, professor, since 1972. Served with United States Army Reserve, 1957-1963.
Fellow: American Crafts Council (trustee 1976-1980). Member: Society North America Goldsmiths (president 1970-1974), Artist-Blacksmith Association North America (director 1975-1979, Distinguished Service award 1983).
Married Diana Sue Daaton Kington, June 5, 1959. Children: Tod Lindsay, Brooke.