I love that moment when the images that have been dancing around in my head are finally translated into an actual piece. The whole process of working with raw materials and finally realizing that image never loses its magic.
I tend to see the world through an artistís lens; seeing forms and patterns in everything from an urban train platform, a row of plums at the farmer's market, or a rusty truck ambling down the highway, to the collection of etched Medieval Armor found at the Philadelphia Museum of Art or meandering through NYC's Central Park the day "The Gates" were being unfurled. All these forms find their way into the lexicon of imagery that becomes the finished pieces.
My jewelry is the result of an intricate process that etches metal with patterns drawn from geometrical forms found in the natural world and how they interact in that space. The pieces then become like parts of a puzzle that are fabricated in 18k and 14k gold, sterling silver, and milled brass. Riveting, soldering, fusion and moveable parts contribute to the kinesthetic quality of the pieces. Precious and semi-precious stones add liquid-like highlights. Although contemporary, my work is often reminiscent of another place and time.
After I graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in art history, I continued my education in jewelry design at Penland School for Crafts, the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and long hours at the bench. Although travels to Europe have influenced my imagery, I still hope one day go to Asia and Africa as the patterns and textures from all these cultures seem to find their way into my designs.
I have shown and sold my jewelry in shops and galleries all over the United States and take special pleasure in connecting with my customers.
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Show Listings 1996-2009
Chestnut Hill-Fall for the Arts Craft Show, Chestnut Hill PA
Bloomingdale's Trunk Shows, Willow Grove, PA
Langman Gallery Holiday Show, Willow Grove, PA
Langman Gallery, Solo Show, Willow Grove, PA
Holiday One of a Kind Solo Show, Stamford CT
Reading Public Museum, Art of the Craft Show, Reading, PA
Red Wing Gallery, Solo Show, Tarrytown, NY
Crafts on Stage, SUNY-Purchase, NY
American Craft Council Craft Fair, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
Crafts America, Washington Craft Show, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Crafts America, Westchester Craft Show, Westchester County Center, Westchester, NY
NY Gift Show, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY