Forged

Cloisonné Earrings

Rooted in wearable items, my work celebrates the plasticity and intrinsic beauty of silver, brass and gold, with a focus in forged metals. In recent years, I have introduced vitreous enamel elements in my pieces, working with a diverse palette…

lily pad ring

My studio practice is an exploration of ideas. Starting with the familiar; fragments from nature, memories or reflections, I begin by building studies. The process of making, from the choice of materials to how the piece is fabricated, continually informs…

Silver Bowknot Ring

Bows, and knots in general, are ancient symbols of strength, unions, ties that bind but also of loyalty and beauty. With the Silver Bowknot Ring , I have updated the classic bowknot by making it a real statement and placing…

Big Stripe Necklace

It’s no accident I make textile jewelry. I love color you can feel. And I’ve been sewing all my life. In high school I could start a dress in the morning and wear it that night on a date. I…

Eclipse Brooch

I began to explore jewelry making in 2010 and graduated from the Jewelry Design Program at Lasalle College in 2017. I have a studio at my home and my work is primarily marketed locally. Inspired by the textures and colours…

KiTTi3_B00M-B00M_WiNGZ

My work is a response to lived experiences and how they materialize as the fragmented narratives that define my Trans Non-Binary identity. Through iterative process, automatic drawing, reactive construction, and colorful surface treatments, I balance opposing entities that address the…

Signs of Peace in the Midst of Rubble

Peace and hope can be shining through the rubble, but too often, we focus on the misery. To notice actions that foster hope and encourage peace, we have to look for them, or we will never know they are there…

If I Were in the Woods Today

Keeping my creative process alive and exciting requires a response to techniques that yield unexpected results. In the case of this piece, the technique of fusing and reticulation of sterling silver into base material was what I then responded to….

Watermelon Tourmaline and Dendritic Agate Earrings

I create wearable art pieces for charismatic, bold, confident, earthy, impeccably imperfect souls. I am inspired by nature and all her organic forms, from the simple to the intricate. I appreciate the way the metal collaborates with me, providing its…

Drifting: On Solid Ground

It is important to me to create my work with the traditional hand tools that allow me time to see the work as it progresses, to focus in on the small details. This process to me is a meditation, but…

Octopus’s Garden in the Shade

Living on the coast has made be acutely aware of the imperiled sea life and the impact of human interaction on the ecosystems. This concern has influenced the imagery in my work which is predominantly nature and sea life creatures….

Fish Servers

I created these serving pieces to evoke images of fish and fishing in the imagination. Working in restoration and teaching has led me to research historic forms of flatware. I am particularly intrigued by the moment in the 19th century…

Intentional Serendipity #3

In my current collection Intentional serendipity, I look at “scribbles” of hair hanging on a bathroom wall. This hair, considered unappealing and even repulsive, prompts me to look openly and question my inherent reaction, allowing a redefinition of my learned…

Non-violence is our greatest weapon

This is a series of medals I made for criticizing the Honours System in Hong Kong. Since the social movement of 2019, the issues have been extended to kinds of police brutality, for example, the use of excessive force, live…

Squarish

I work with steel in the traditional forging manor of a blacksmith. I explore and push the plasticity of steel in its hot state to achieve a variety of layered textures and patterns. My working method is to forge many…

Fringey Chain

The long Fringey chain necklace evolved from an intention to incorporate disruption and irregularity into the pattern of a chain. When designing an asymmetrical work, creating balance amongst the elements of the composition is the greatest challenge. The band ring…

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…

Imaginario – Waves

Lately I dream of places with lots of water; with places that I do not know physically, but that appear very clearly in my dreams. From the water, the reflection of the sun is seen as small glitters that change…

Unearthed #1

I used scraps, samples, experiments and mistakes to fabricate several brooches. All of the components of the brooches are “leftovers” accumulated over 20+ years and stored for future use in little plastic bins labelled “embossed copper”,“reticulated silver”, “Keum Boo”, “stone…

Poem in 3 Stanzas

“Poem in Three Stanzas” is a tribute to pattern, texture and the complexity found in both a graphite line drawing and a poem. The shape, weight, density, and shadow of steel wires approximate the words that form the phraseology in…

The Nine

I use traditional metalsmithing techniques and materials, found objects, and make my own shibuichi. Using these give structure yet allow me to work organically; I make to make, enjoying the process and connections, creating my own designs. My work has…

Collateral Cathedral: Your Huddled Masses

Made of forge-welded firearms, steel and 18K gold, Collateral Cathedral: Your Huddled Masses is my response to the gun violence in the US.

Plan B Amphora

This amphora pendant was designed and created for the Plan B Project which is a traveling exhibition and fund raiser for Planned Parenthood.

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