A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Raised in Palo Alto, California in the early seventies by a romantic aspiring artist and a passionate, meticulous tinkerer, I was instilled with a love of the arts, craft and the valuable essence and importance of form and function. From an early age I was surrounded by inspiring landscapes, beautiful handmade objects; mementos from my parents life experience and the constant flow of creative energy that filled our home. The first piece of metal jewelry I made, at age 10, a Mother’s Day gift, was a twisted, hammered, forged and soldered, copper wire bracelet. From that moment on my life was permanently changed. The thrill of crafting things with my own hands along with my love of tools, set the stage for a life of making.
After years hopping around from Palo Alto to Carmel, San Diego, to Monterey and a seven year stint in Austin, Texas, I settled back into the comfort of my beloved home state. I am and will always be a “California girl” and thanks to my mothers bay area roots, it’s in my genes. Fortunately for me, inspiration is everywhere!
Since graduating from the California College of Arts and Crafts, my work has been selected for awards and shown both nationally and internationally in various shows and publications. Images of my work have been published in numerous books, catalogs and articles. A selection of my one of a kind, art jewelry pieces can be seen here. I also have over 5 years of teaching experience and continue to enjoy sharing my love of tools and making with others.
Over the last 17 years I have made my home in lovely San Francisco where I make each piece of jewelry by hand out of my in-apartment studio with the constant loving support of my husband, Ken and our three felines, Jasper, Lucille Snowball and Fuzzy.