“I love creating something with my hands and being able to give my ideas a definite physical shape in precious metal. I find it fascinating how the metal bends and changes with only a few hammer strikes and to witness it take new form”.
In my jewelry I combine modern designs with inspiration I find in nature, especially in plant and marine life. Simple organic and geometric shapes are translated into wearable art through the process of hand fabrication.
I use a variety of traditional jewelers techniques such as fold forming, forging, soldering, fusing, sawing and roller printing. Many of my jewelry pieces are finished with a dark patina in order to create an industrial look or a dramatic contrast with gold. The materials I use include Silver, Gold, Gold Vermeil and Gold filled as well as pearls and gemstones.
I am a member of the Society of the Northern American Goldsmiths and the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild.
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