I've been an artist for as long as I can remember. When I was finally able to hold a torch and learn to use it, I knew I was doomed; there is nothing more satisfying to me than working metal into something wearable and emotionally, visually valuable.
I have a BFA in Metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University, and afterward I became an apprentice for a large jewelry company. I am still always looking for new techniques to learn, and since school I've continued my own education by teaching myself.
I don't make my pieces to anyone's specifications except my own. I learned a long time ago that I just wasn't cut out for that kind of work, that it was better to let the world hand me the idea and my hands to interpret it. However, if you enjoy my style, please don't hesitate to drop me a line for a custom piece; sometimes people are the best place for getting new ideas…
- Born on February 10
- Joined April 7, 2009