About

My designs focus on form, movement, balance, texture and most importantly simplicity. I transform the sheet and wire of precious metal into a sculpture for the human body.  Using the traditional metalsmithing tools such as hammers, torch, files and pliers, rolling mill, I work alone, hand-fabricating all parts of every piece. I make my own hinges, stone setting, ear wires and clasps for necklaces. With the rolling mill, I make an imprint on the sheet of metal using plants, papers or fabrics.  Often I add a patina on the sterling silver to create a contrast in color and accentuate details on the texture.  Some important considerations of my work are the source of my material, human safety and working in an eco- friendly studio. I use certified 100% recycled sterling silver and gold, semi-precious and precious stones. Because of my educational background and interest in architecture, my jewelry is primarily sculptural, modern and organic. 

 

Member of Handwork

Artisan Cooperative

102 W. State street

Ithaca, NY 14850

 

Member of SNAG

Society of North American

Goldsmiths.

cascade earrings

cascade earrings