Labradorite set in sterling silver.
labradorite framed and circled in sterling silver
Carnelian and Labriodite set with and suspended with sterling silver.
Turquoise suspended from sterling silver horse shoes soldered to earring wires.
Labradorite framed asymmetrically to create an earring pair.
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.