Working hard to make modern jewelry that lasts a lifetime
It was almost 20 years ago that I wandered into an Art Jewelry gallery and thought “THIS is what I want to do”.
I was working towards my MFA in printmaking at the time but something wasn’t right. I loved creating the images, manipulating the plates and even doing the printing itself but the images left me flat. Over the course of that summer I taught myself enough skills to create a portfolio of work to reapply to graduate programs in metalsmithing. I was accepted at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and never looked back.
I have been influenced and helped along the way by countless people, places and experiences. I love my husband (who built my amazing studio), my kids (who’s artwork adorns the walls in said studio), hikes in the woods, canoeing on the lake, big diamonds, my colored gemstone addiction (seriously, it’s becoming a problem), tiny things, thinking about the endless possibilities to remodel our house, my studio dog, Cüper, Marimekko fabric, British costume dramas (I can’t believe I’m admitting that!), historical fiction and Vizslas (look it up!).
On any given day you can find me working in my studio, reading, knitting, playing with my kids, walking our dog, hanging out with my husband, ordering gemstones, laughing, sketching, camping in our awesome vintage Scamp, attempting a new recipe, chasing our incredibly naughty dog around our house, and thinking about cleaning up around here.