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I am a jeweler living and working in New Orleans. We have a great community of artists, and a vibrant market scene - many who support the hand-made life.

Dad was a silversmith w/his workshop in the basement. I learned the basics looking over his shoulder. I did not stick with metalsmithing, but instead, spend the next 20 years exploring other art forms... painting, sewing, assemblage... (in my next life I want to be a potter)

I rediscovered the beauty of metal after inheriting some of Dad's tools. I started slowly, just playing, then began selling at our local art markets. This has pushed me to continually expand and improve my work. Although largely self-taught, I have recently taken a few workshops to learn new techniques. This has been a powerful and valuable experience for me. I love the exchange of information and the relationships that have been…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 27
  • Joined May 29, 2006

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sterling silver, enamel, rust, beach or river stones, old tin, liver of sulphur, handmade paper, books, pretty much anything that has been around and loved for a long time

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About

I am a jeweler living and working in New Orleans. We have a great community of artists, and a vibrant market scene - many who support the hand-made life.

Dad was a silversmith w/his workshop in the basement. I learned the basics looking over his shoulder. I did not stick with metalsmithing, but instead, spend the next 20 years exploring other art forms... painting, sewing, assemblage... (in my next life I want to be a potter)

I rediscovered the beauty of metal after inheriting some of Dad's tools. I started slowly, just playing, then began selling at our local art markets. This has pushed me to continually expand and improve my work. Although largely self-taught, I have recently taken a few workshops to learn new techniques. This has been a powerful and valuable experience for me. I love the exchange of information and the relationships that have been formed. I am continually inspired by the talent surrounding me, I love my town and it's determined, creative and resourceful people.

I only wish that there were more hours in the day......

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