Bio

I have always been an artist.  My parents raised seven wild children by giving us total freedom to explore our imaginations.   With freedom came responsibility, and we got hurt a lot!  My father was a mechanical engineer and photographer with more than 70 patents who ignited a hunger for practical learning and creativity in his children.  I inherited his amazing hands.  My mother is a musician and teacher who calmed us with music, kindness and incredible patience; very active at 95 years, she is still an inspiration.

I earned a BA in Graphic Design and an MA in Metals from Miami University, and then honed my skills as a bench jeweler.  Over the years it has been my great fortune to have studied with the most innovative craftsmen of our times. Today, I enjoy sharing what I have learned with my own students of all ages and abilities.

My passion is pattern and I began, early on in my work, to create exquisite patterns by combining contrasting fine metals.  Every design I complete leads me to the next in a continuous symphony of pattern and color.  I specialize in distinctive design and unfailing attention to detail. Every piece is unique and painstakingly handcrafted from the finest metals and gems.  I love what I do and I am a perfectionist.

Choose a piece from this site or contact me so that we can create a piece that reflects just the design or sentiment that you have in mind.  Nothing pleases me more than creating a work of art that you will treasure forever.