Silversmith of Fine Metal Curios
Workshop teaching; Exhibition; Competition and Commission work fulfilled and enjoyed.
Color; Shape & form. The form follows my desire to explore the shapes & textures the materials will allow me to inflict on them using my hands & a variety of hand tools. Inevitably a piece comes to a conclusion when light & the way it plays on the form pleases me. To this end, function is not always to the forefront of my thinking; more the desire to hold; to touch or simply to gaze. We all decide to what function items we bring into our lives should have; I just narrow those choices down a wee bit.
WGG Biennials; CCC Biennials & The Art League School Faculty Shows.
B.A (Hons) Three Dimensional Design.
University of Wolverhampton. UK.
Vice President of the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths – 2000 – 2002
Teaching – The Art League School, Alexandria, VA. Montgomery College, MD. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, Arlington, VA. Mid West Metal Smiths, St. Louis, MI.
Metals/Jewelry Award – Creative Crafts Council 1998, 2005, 2011, 2015
Washington Guild of Goldsmiths 1998 Extraordinary Service Award; WGG Biennial Awards. 2002, 2005, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018. Lewton-Brain Fold Forming Competition, Jurors’s Special Recognition 2015 – 2017; 2018 1st Place Award.
UK – Manchester Royal Exchange; Leeds City Gallery; The Gate Gallery; The Ombersley Galleries; Copernican Connection; The Stable Galleries; Strides Gallery; Artisan; Marie Jordan Gallery; Claire Lathem Gallery; Jackdaw; Birmingham Museums Gallery; Hamstead Antiques Emporium; Hibiscus; Naturally British – Covent Garden; The John McKeller Gallery; Shrogges; The Lady Lever Gallery; Domino; The Walker Art Gallery; The Cornbow Galleries.
USA – Montgomery College; Gallery Wear; Dundalk Gallery; The Rockville Arts Place; The Art League Gallery; The Target Gallery; Strathmore Hall; Washington University Gallery of Art; The Yaw Gallery; Thomas Mann Gallery; American Style magazine, Fall 1998; Sofa New York; Sofa Chicago; Secret Identities Show, Gallery M.I.M. ; The Creative Partners Gallery; Grey Gallery; MASSC Metal Extinction; Radical Jewelry Makeover, RJM, Baltimore jewelry Center; Laidary Journal, March/April 2019 edition; Lewton-Brain On-Line Fold Forming Competition, 2015 – 2018.