My jewelry is inspired by the gestures I see in nature, the reach of a branch, the lilt of a flower. I love to interpret these fleeting sights in such a permanent medium as metal. This inspiration is fed by hiking, browsing botanical art books, and reading about the crafts and cultures of other places and other times. I hand-fabricate in precious metals, using both ancient and contemporary goldsmithing techniques.
I am grateful for my education, which includes a Master of Fine Arts from UMass Dartmouth; a Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University, under Arline Fisch; and studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. I was recently honored by the Museum of Fine Arts with its acquisition of my necklace “Waiting Boats” into their permanent jewelry collection.
My work has been juried into multiple exhibitions across the country, including at Mobilia Gallery, Objects of Status, Power and Adornment - the Studio Jewelry Movement, The Society of Arts and Crafts, and Alchemy 925, The Power and the Beauty. I have exhibited in many fine craft exhibitions: American Craft; The Washington Craft Show; Sausalito Art Festival; La Quinta Arts Festival; and the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show. I am a frequent exhibitor at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters.
For 5 years, I owned and operated Silver Blue & Gold - a gallery of contemporary studio jewelry in Laguna Beach. Here, alongside my own, I exhibited and sold curated collections of studio jewelers from across the country.
In 2015, I returned to full-time bench work, committing myself to daily exploration and growth in the art of goldsmithing. My original home is Boston, but I live now immersed in the natural beauty of Laguna Beach and its surrounding protected habitats.