My design philosophy is simple: less is more. I prefer to let one element in a piece stand out creating mainly in sterling silver, gold, platinum and other mixed media. I specialize in custom made, one-of-a-kind, limited edition, and production pieces of jewelry and small sculptural objects. Most recently with my work I have been exploring color and texture; introducing hand felted wool, rubber dipping, color gels with hand stitching to wire frameworks, enamels, powder coating, and vinyl.
I was educated at East Carolina University (graduating with a BFA in Art Education, concentration in Metal Design) and Penland School of Art & Crafts, for glass blowing/casting and mixing gold. I now make my home in Raleigh, NC. I've basically been an artist since I was able to hold a crayon. As long as my work keeps making me smile and other people happy, I will keep on creating. Inspiration comes at me in many shapes and forms, even a silly word like squirrel can snowball into a new series. In a nutshell: blow torches are cool, robots rock, and I hope the world never runs out of queso dip.