Artist Statement


Jewelry making is a fascinating process.  The most important part of the process for me is working with my hands. Everything is made by hand, hand fabricated, hand carved, hand forged, and hand designed. The many techniques involved in making jewelry provide me with endless opportunities to learn something new and to create something unique. 

The materials lead the creative process.  I rarely begin with a fixed design; instead the pieces come together on my bench as they co-create with my hands.  It often feels as if the materials themselves create the piece.  It is exciting to be a part of the process.  My work is filled with variety.  I often make one piece after another that is completely different in style, technique and materials.