2017 booth # 49
I strive to find a balance aesthetically between the industrial and natural worlds, with a focus on functionality. Each piece is hand fabricated, soldered, cast, cold-connected, or die-formed in oxidized sterling silver, copper, or gold. My jewelry is inspired by architectural and natural forms.
The objects I make are inspired by architecture, by nature as architect, and by my desire to build. I am struck by the process of building, how decisions are made, items are organized, and how a structure grows from nothing. I strive to find a balance aesthetically between the industrial and natural worlds, with a focus on functionality. My structures are fabricated, cast, cold-connected, soldered, etched, and die formed. I primarily work with oxidized sterling silver, copper, brass, and 14k gold to create my pieces.
Known for a unique design sensibility, balancing the sculptural forms of my jewelry with the softness of stones and surface textures. I've been a studio jeweler and educator for over twenty years, and value my passion for the metalsmithing field, demonstrated by my enthusiasm for continuing self-education and through educating others.
Originally from Chicago, I currently teach at Quench Jewelry Arts in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, and show my work throughout the U.S.