For all commission work please expect a 2-4 week turnaround to accommodate processing of the silver metal clay. It is an organic material that has slight differences, behaves in a beautiful way and I need to time to work with it.
Meet the Maker
Jewelry is an extension of who I am and also my opportunity to share my fascination with color, gems, textures, and imagery with those who wear my creations. My current work uses silver metal clay, precious gems, freshwater pearls, antique jewels, and found objects. I feel that a combination of old and new, color and sparkle, coins and keys, help define our nostalgia of what makes us happy and how we feel beautiful.
My most defining element is designing and creating pendants with metal clays, which is basically ground metals mixed with an organic binder and water. I make silicone molds of tiny sculptures and textures such as honeycomb, buttons, juniper, sea shells, and other finds. The pieces are fired in a kiln or with a torch and finished with patinas and polishing. I truly enjoy creating bats, moths, fox, and other creatures that aren't always found in jewelry. Wearing these creations, makes a connection to those beings that share our environment.
When I'm not in my studio, I like walking in the woods, gardening, playing with miniatures, and listening to music. I also teach all ages enrichment arts in various mediums.My family fills my heart and nature fills my soul.