Enameled

Seasons/Spring

The world around me plays a huge role in what I create. Nature being my biggest inspiration, this is my interpretation of life coming out of hibernation.

Tab-constructed enameled pendant

I am fascinated by the design and construction/connection methods found in vintage tin-toys and have adapted those techniques for use in wearable jewelry. Using them, I can create small-scale, wearable volumetric forms in copper and silver without the need for…

Memento

Memento is to commemorate my Italy trip from study abroad program. Inspired by astonishing architectures and gorgeous arts there, I transform my observations and experiences into small vignettes made of metal and glass. I wrote some notes when I was…

Feather Reliquary

My work celebrates the sacredness of the mundane. Religious reliquaries and talismans house ordinary objects such as wood, bone and cloth considered to be holy because of an association with saints or gurus. My reliquaries and talismans present ordinary objects…

Torii Gate Suite

In continual pursuit of beauty, my work and inspirations are deeply connected to the natural world, its intricate details, and captivating patterns. Experiencing the sense of awe, beauty, and power within nature helps me find my place in the world…

Golden Divide

My work is process-driven. I am especially drawn to the way that the stiff flat metal that I start with becomes soft and fluid-looking. I get a kick out of the paradox that the soft, fluid forms look effortless, yet…

Mask

Mask is part of a work series that reflect forces of nature and responds to current global and cultural strife in our environments. This series extends from one of a kind wearable work to wall works. Mask reflects our time…

My Universe/Heart+Bee Series

I use bees to symbolize ideas and meanings about domesticity, memory, and attachment. My interest in the life of bees began with learning about the bee extinction caused by humans and how it will impact our environment and life. In…

From the Body, in Red

I am both an artist and a scientist, a symbiotic relationship I have nurtured throughout my life. This brooch illustrates my current fascination with electroforming, which brought me full circle back to a seed I planted in my early twenties….

Everything is Treasure #2

I work in steel and porcelain enamel, both materials predominately used industry, but on the small scale of the body. The combination allows me to create unique and lightweight forms with distinctive surfaces and colors. Enamel is sifted or painted…

Lineal Alchemy

“Lineal Alchemy” This piece was inspired by tribal artifacts crossing many cultures. Simple geometric sculptural design with magical colours translates my thoughts of inherited artistry with science and enamel craft. The medieval chemistry of trying to turn base metal into…

FACETS Series

For me, there is an initial lure of pattern, followed by the joys of color and texture. By tuning into nature, I perceive resonant forms: circles, lines, cylinders, planes, etc. This perception calls for the touch of craft and the…

Expect Rain

I rely on jewelry formats as systems with which I analyze my environment. The historical, cultural threads that persist through jewelry allow me to place things into a context that can be both expressive and introspective. Much of my work…

Acilius Pied Alongé

My work is driven by a delight in the body-embellished, as well as a narrative quality implicit in each piece. Over the past four decades I have worked to develop jewelry whose voice speaks of my inspiration, and also speaks…

Bitter Green Lichen Brooch

This brooch is an attempt to capture the complex and natural beauty of Lichens through special effects in enamel (glass) and sterling silver.

the mirror

In my art jewelry practice, I harness the dual forces of imagery and text from the historical record to intuitively craft a dream-like visual language in glass and metal that embraces the mind and imagination as a powerful mythopoetic tool…

Two Dollar Earrings

While walking on the beach I noticed numerous battered Sand Dollars. Their broken nature provided an opportunity to look into the internal structure of the creature. I collected, cleaned and processed the Sand Dollars in an electroforming bath transforming them…

The Hummingbird Metamorphosis Earrings

The Humming Bird Metamorphosis Earrings: * The most cutting edge research into quantum physics suggests that this great reality is but a froth on the seething ocean of deep space-time. As the map would warn, ‘Here be Monsters’. Reach to…

Eye Roll Necklace

My jewelry can represent one person’s combination of movements: a dropped shoulder, an open mouth, a neck tilted right, or even a dialogue between two people. The Eye Roll Necklace specifically represents a very annoyed and exasperated expression. Many of…

Environment Vessel #6: Paradise Lost

As an artist working in metal and enamel and writing haiku poetry, I have formed vessels which reflect themes, colors, textures and the beauty, severity and mystery of the natural world. The Earth, its plants and animals, geography, and landscape,…

Super Girl Medallion

“Shared Stories” is an evolving collection of jewellery and body adornments communicating individuals’ stories and experiences around the subject of mental health. These jewellery objects are made to initiate a dialogue as an action against the prejudice and discrimination traditionally…

The Radiance Within

This body of work highlights the lustrous glow of transparent vitreous enamel over metallic surfaces. I’ve always seen beauty in unconventional places – like rivulets carving paths in the earth, lichen covered tree bark, or the natural patina of time-worn…

Rebirth and Re-emergence Duo

Butterfly Duo – inspired by our time of ‘safer at home’ during the COVID pandemic. Part one of this duo, ‘Rebirth (caged butterfly)’ is a tab-set, hand-pierced ‘cage’ based on an emerald cutting pattern, in over-fired white enamel to force…

Leaf Footed Bug Brooch

I delight in the magical surrealism of reality in nature. My designs are informed by studies of entomology, and life sciences, as well as experiences while living in the tropics and the desert. I savor researching and revisiting the realm…

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