Jewelery Artist, Designer
One-of-a-kind hand fabricated pieces in gold, silver, and bronze.
I make one-of-a-kind pieces, most notably pendants that are small vessels. They can hold special things such as a photo, as a locket does, or a written prayer, a lock of hair, or a scented cloth – any memento you want to keep close to your heart. I love the way that you can create your own meaning and story with one of my pieces. Each one I make is unique and takes me on it’s own journey. From the moment I take inspiration from the world around me and begin to sketch the design, to the various stages of fabrication, it guides me in decisions such as what the surface will look like, what the weight or eventual design will be, and how it will hang around the neck. My hope is that when you wear one of my vessels, it will take you on your own path as well.
Purchase or Commission
Objects can be purchased directly from the artist using the contact above. I also welcome enquiries about creating a personal piece that I design with you, perhaps incorporating an important family relic or memento.
Publicity / Awards
Publication in the forthcoming book entitled “Cast”, pub. date TBD
On-line juried exhibition hosted by SNAG entitled “We are SNAG: Identity” Dec 2014-Dec 2015
Art Jewelry Magazine, Feb 2015
Creative Craft Council Show at Strathmore Hall, Bethesda MD, June 2011, awarded judges prize
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, Jewelry program run by Shana Kroiz, 2001-2008
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, Interior and Architectural Design, 1996-2000
London School of Economics & Political Science, Masters degree, sociology, 1988
Clemson University, Clemson SC, BA in sociology, 1981-1985