I have been an art studio metalsmith for 40 years and an educator for 10 years. My focus has been on functional one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry and small scale sculptures with wearable elements.
I like to challenge the notion of what makes something precious by combining precious metals and stones with elements such as rusty washers, beach glass and other found objects to make beautiful statement jewelry. As part of a group called “The Trashy Women “ I have unleashed my love of found objects to create intimate purely sculptural works. This has challenged me to learn new ways to create cold connections to securely hold things together.
It is my desire and mission to make wearable art that is both durable and timeless in construction and design.