For the love of non-ferrous metals
For 12 years following college, I traveled with students exploring the southwest, living on the Navajo reservation, running rivers, and teaching rock climbing in Mexico. I also traveled to Europe, South America and was an avid scuba-diver. In the mean time I maintained my interest in jewelry work and considered it my “therapy” during breaks from my extensive travels. My interest in natural forms comes from my love of nature, which I shared with my students. After years of traveling I taught Jewelry and metal-smithing on the High School and College level. I also sold work to galleries.
In 1992 I began my full-time jewelry making career. Though my designs are inspired by nature, I tend to take a minimalist view in my art by extracting certain simple but unique compositions, based on experimenting and pushing the limits of traditional jewelry making techniques.
From 1993-1999 I spent six years in the Washington D.C. area with my husband and two children. While in Washington I continued my professional career as a jewelry artist and served as vice-president of the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths. Also, included in my duties was to help coordinate the Society of North American Goldsmiths conference in Washington DC as well as chairperson for the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths member show in 1998.