“How do you come up with your ideas?"
My ideas come from all I see, hear and touch - sensory gifts are everywhere. They get absorbed, gently distilled, stored in no particular order. I draw in my sketchbook often for design generation. I also work directly in the metal with my set of skills and open up that vault of the juicy visual information - on the best days jewelry gets made.
As a kid, I was super curious ie: taking the phone apart, reapportioning stuffed animals, seeing how long 8 track tape actually was, finding out what running beaters on a mixer feels like and so on. I did a whole lot of drawing too. I am lucky to say my creativity has been nurtured and supported in many ways my entire life. Very lucky.
I earned my 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. I participate in fine art and craft shows, teach classes and workshops and privately tutor students in their studios in MD, DC or VA offering tips, tricks and problem solving in MD, DC and VA.
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