I am a metalsmith. I love to manipulate the precious materials I work with by dapping, hammering, heating, twisting, sculpting and etching to create textures and images that , to me, are like the landscapes that surround me.
I love to select unusual and collectable rare gemstones to embellish these "landscapes in metal" and bring the observer in for a closer look, much like a flower, a rock, a drop of water , or some Suessian plant can be a miracle when happened upon and truly observed . As a woman, I understand how this translates to the embellishment of the female figure. I understand the beauty that is drawn out from within when one wears something that is treasured and has a sacred connection with the wearer. I try to imbue this spirit into each and every piece that I create.