My formal training and practical experience as an Interior Architect honed my instinctual feel for color, texture, form and working through patterns spatially. These instincts inform my craft as a jeweler – creating jewelry that is playful, graphic and refined in form. A body of work that encourages the viewer to touch each piece, to see my hand in the work.
My work starts from an instinctive attraction to individual materials â€“ to their distinctive characteristics. As I organize these individual materials into a piece, I explore the interaction between their contrasts â€“ bold and subtle, textured and smooth, art and object, natural and man-made. I map out their placement by hand – playing with pattern, flipping materials to create a new perspective and looking for juxtapositions that push the balance of the final piece.
I continually look for opportunities in design where I can mix mediums in nontraditional ways while drawing on traditional techniques in metalworking, bead-weaving and fiber arts to create each piece. The result is work that engages both the eye and the hand, moving the viewer to physically connect with each piece.