How I See Things.....
I am happiest when I am making things from scratch that tell a story. Each piece is a created by me, by hand using traditional techniques including fabrication, carving, casting, granulation, enameling and forging. I use high karat gold, silver, copper, bronze and combine it with diamonds, gemstones, wood, bone, porcelain, glass and whatever else I need to tell the story.
My work is narrative and I have started making sculptures with a piece of jewelry that can be removed and worn with hopes that it will be enjoyed even when it’s not being worn.
Ideas come from my life experiences and I have no rules when designing. I enjoy the challenge of learning new techniques tell the story. My favorite moment is when the sculpture comes together as I have envisioned it. My work is inspired by nature, music, experiences, feelings and it is very personal and spiritual, ideas flow to me and come out through my hands.
I am self-taught in ceramics and intaglio carving.
The Golden Eye- Santa Fe
Jensen Stern- Ketchum, Id
Union Gallery- New Orleans, La
Pistachios- Chicago, Il
Facere- Seattle, Wa
Oster Jewelers- Denver, Co
Good Goods-Saugatuck, Mi
Ornament Magazine Volume 42 No.4 2022
Jewelry and Metals Survey Vol.3 2019 Society of North American Goldsmiths
Narrative Jewelry: Tales From the Toolbox by Mark Fenn
500 Gemstone Jewels by Lark Books
New Rings, Designs from Around the World by Nicolas Estrada
Signs of Life-Contemporary Jewelry Art & Literature 2018 by Facere