About Me

One of the driving forces behind my work in jewelry is the ongoing need to work with my hands. One of the first objects I remember making was a half-inch flowerpot filled with tiny flowers that I offered to my first grade teacher to put on her desk. That was the first step on a path that led to my formal education in sculpture at Dartmouth College. There I gained an awareness for simplicity of line, an understanding of and fascination with form, and the necessity of intriguing composition and balance. My professors also instilled in me the tradition of craft, which comes through dedication, skill, solitude, and patience.

Over the last decade I have dedicated myself to the craft of jewelry. I am fascinated with the challenge of applying new skills and techniques to this beautiful medium. What I find intriguing about making jewelry is the interplay of function and art. I seek to make jewelry that is a sculptural complement to the body, paying attention to how it moves with the wearer by applying hidden, unobtrusive hinges when possible; and ultimately, how it falls to the body’s natural curve.

I am most inspired by the intricate relationship of Asian art and Art Nouveau. I enjoy the expression of nature through symbolic motifs, and how these styles employ simplicity, openness, rhythm, and line. These are the ways that I choose to reinterpret my own natural surroundings, an attempt to streamline the essence of a moment, a memory, a breath.