Having earned a degree in Water Resources (with minors in Chemistry and Resource Management), I am not your typical artist. (Although as a child I collected rocks, and loved to polish my mother’s silver pieces.) But I have spent most of my life crafting. Then I found the perfect outlet for both my science and my arts and crafts backgrounds: metalsmithing.
Having studied with local silversmiths, I employ age-old methods of jewelry construction: sawing, piercing, fusing, soldering, and forging. Using a jeweler’s saw (a favorite way to relax!), I cut my intricate, mostly one-of-a-kind designs from sheets of sterling silver, copper, nickel or brass, soldering and polishing everything myself. I'm drawn to the simple, understated look of both the Arts and Crafts movement and Modernist jewelry, while frequently being influenced by wildlife, nature and Oriental art…
- Born on December 21
- Joined March 31, 2009