When I first put pencil to paper in earnest in the mid 1980’s it became apparent to me how simple line, shadow and light could create the illusion of reality. The many elements of design, such as shape, color, form, and space are constant in nature, architecture, and art and also hold true for adornment. My aim as a jewelry designer is to create imminently wearable and artistic designs that allow the wearer to communicate something of herself.
When a woman chooses a piece of jewelry she is making as much a statement about herself and her sense of aesthetics as the designer that fabricated the piece. I love making interesting pieces for women of all ages and nothing pleases me more than to see a piece of mine being worn and hearing the wearer tell me that they love the piece, wear it all the time, and how much joy it gives them. This creates a bond between us that keeps me at the jeweler’s bench and makes me strive to keep my work fresh, interesting, varied and refined.
I am a self-taught jewelry artist with experience in fine line drawing, bead weaving, enamels, metal clays, polymer, colored pencil on metal and metal fabrication. I currently live and work in Durango, Colorado.