Hope Mills, NC
Exhibiting Member Since 2012
I have always found beauty in unexpected places, such as the surface of the rocks outside my studio, or the frayed wings of a well-traveled butterfly. Using various materials including leaves, paper, insect wings, and fabrics, I press patterns and textures directly onto sterling and copper. This process preserves the delicate texture directly onto the metal. The abstract, organic, and textural elements from nature continue to be evident in my work. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in jewelry and Metalsmithing from Illinois State university, where I graduated magna cum laude. I currently live in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina which provide continuous inspiration for my work. My open studio and gallery is located at the Riverwood Shops in historic Dillsboro, North Carolina.