Less is more ain't it?
Though I've learned various techniques over the years I have also learned I am not technique driven. And I don't have to put everything I know into every piece. A big beautiful lime chalcedony sat on my bench for a few years before I realized it was practically screaming at me. I felt a huge obligation to use it. A liberating wash came over me once I put it away in a drawer along with other pretty stones. In fact it wasn't until I let go of most procedures and methodologies that my thoughts about what I wanted to create were clearer. I could distill the things that matter to me as a designer; line, shape, form, space and texture. Aside from being a terrible horn tooter and flawed dynamo, this might be the hardest part of making jewelry for me; pushing out the static to reach for order, calm and elegance.
I earned a BFA from the School for American Craftsmen at The Rochester Institute of Technology in 1992. I make one-of-a-kind, limited production, custom jewelry and sometimes an olive fork or berry spoon might come off my bench only because it's really fun to make those. I participate in fine art and craft shows, teach and privately tutor
in MD, DC and VA.