I am a part-time jewelry maker based in Annapolis, Maryland. By day I work for a television news agency in Washington, D.C. But during evenings and weekends, I spend my time immersed in color and form in the small corner of my home I call my “jewelry studio.”
My little tabletop studio has become a place of refuge from the digital images and rhetoric of Washington politics. As Pablo Picasso said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
When I sit down to work with gemstones and metal, it quiets my mind and reminds me that in a world fraught with conflict, art can be a universal language and a bridge between cultures.
Art gives us hope for the future. Hence the name “Speranza,” which means “hope” in Italian.
- Born on July 2
- Joined August 21, 2009