Nominee 2014 / Certificate of Excellence Winner 2015 / Nominee 2016 / Nominee 2018
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Material & Technique:
hand-fabricate “oxidized Sterling Silver, spontaneously constructed at the soldering station.
The simpler the better.
When creating jewelry, I strive to make work that is organic, comfortable and has movement.
I work in multiples, creating the same thing over and over and over again.
This is my process of working towards simplicity.
I enjoy the spontaneity, immediacy and changeability of metal.
My background is abstract line drawing and expressive clay sculpture.
I work with metal as I would clay and it’s quite similar.
It’s forgiving, malleable, going from soft to hard and to soft again.
Back and forth I go, from anvil to the torch until the consistency is just right.
It’s about finding perfect balance of softness, resilience, dimension and play.
Much of my work creates itself, I never know what will happen.
I am usually surprised!
My work has to move, it has to have life.
Finally, this work is a reflection of my reverence of nature and wildlife.
I strive to move from my heart creating a life of simplicity, adventure, and joy.
I spend the majority of my time in nature year-round.
And, I love be the clay when I dance!