I am a student of nature, thoroughly engrossed in the symphony of wind and sun and water on the land, thoroughly fascinated by the colors and forms and how perfectly the parts fit and flow and work together through the seasons. I lose myself in the perfection and the dynamic balance, constantly changing and moving, and as I explore the creations of nature I explore my role as creator within nature.
I've worked in many different mediums, but when I came to silver-smithing I found my niche. I prepared for this for many years in many ways, including some 30 years watching my dad forge iron (and doing a bit of that myself). I am generally more interested in (and satisfied by) forging and shaping metal than in fabrication. I love watching it take shape under my hands, and love the depth and dimension and texture my designs take on.
Chasing and repoussé…
- Born on October 14
- Joined June 18, 2009
- Gila, NM, United States