I studied metalsmithing with Heikki Seppa at Washington University in St. Louis, where I received an Intense Minor in Metals and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. My work is a reflection of the relationships between line, form, function, and process. By taking a single idea and bringing together related concepts and adding layers to it before de-constructing them into simple, minimalist terms, it allows the viewer (or wearer) to develop his or her own relationship with and meaning in my work.
I am currently a faculty member at the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design in Saint Louis in both metals and glass, where I have taught for over fifteen years. I exhibit my work in metals and glass both in the Saint Louis region and nationally. Most recently, my work “Image Re: In Chess” was part of the Imagery in Chess: Saint Louis Artists exhibition at WCHOF last year.