Artist Biography: After taking a class in jewelry making in college I was addicted, literally. I spent evenings and all nighters in the school studio. Weekends I spent enameling in my small apartment watching old movies. I even crawled in the windows when the door was locked at school to work all night. The journey to present day included working in numerous jewelry stores, for jewelry artists, and continuing my education with an MFA in metalsmithing. Working for the jewelry stores was the most difficult.
Someone once told me, “ If you can fix your own mistakes, you are a master Jeweler “.
Making rings and pendants and whatever the customer wanted and figuring the customers style was key in my learning. I continue to make custom work and enjoy it tremendously!
Starting my own business and traveling to art festivals across the country was the other part of my education that was difficult. I was my own doctor in the studio. Fixing equipment and finding out why a casting came out incomplete or why I broke a stone.
Now the challenge is making unusual and detailed work that draws on my love of historical and modern art.