Metal work is a primal pleasure. 

 

By integrating traditional metalsmithing techniques with more experimental surface treatments, I create jewelry from precious metals and other materials. Using favorite tools – heat, hammers, hands – I fabricate sculptural silver canvases on which I create pattern and texture by alternately adding and removing materials. Pairing graphic patterns with curving silver shapes whose edges would otherwise be undefined, I create a dichotomy between fixed and dynamic elements; the shapes establish boundaries for the patterns. These unique surfaces invite study, asking the wearer to not only put a piece on their body, but to look closely at it, to be moved by it.

A curly haired Caucasian woman wearing black looks over her shoulder at the camera.