ABOUT THE ARTIST
Perhaps you have met me at one of the many art shows I attend throughout the U.S. or picked up one of my pieces at that cool gallery in your town. If not, let me fill you in on what it is I do as well as the where, the how and the elusive why.
A born artist, I really found my niche when I picked up my first saw frame. It felt like I had the knowledge all along, but not the tools. As I was introduced to metalsmithing at The Maryland Institute College of Art I felt I was being reminded of something I knew long ago; it just made sense. Through years of study, apprenticeships, and benchwork I have honed my skills as a metalsmith and developed the aesthetic I bring to you today.
My minimalist designs are hand-fabricated in sterling silver and 18k gold. I begin with sheet, wire, and tubing which I saw, solder, forge and form to build the architecturally inspired works ruminating in my mind. My design is heavily influenced by line. I see the world through the lines that comprise it. And if you're trying to pick me out of a crowd, I'll be the one in stripes!
Like all artists, I can only imagine a life where I soak up the world around me and reinterpret it through my chosen medium. I love the process of building a piece, the care that goes into each soldered joint, each hammered texture, each sanded stroke so I can bring to you something to be cherished.
In 2015, I was honored to be recognized by the Maryland State Arts Council with an Individual Artist Award. I live and work in Baltimore City, but you can find me exhibiting at festivals from coast to coast as well as showing in independent galleries. Just visit the Find Me page on this site.
Okay, I'm not really this tall but here is where you will find
me when I'm not at the bench. The land and seascapes from my childhood inform my aesthetic. Bridges,
pilings, pipes, and fences marry architecture
with natural beauty. Although this aesthetic
pulses through all of my work, I have
developed a group specifically to
honor this place that I love.
I call it "down the shore".
Find that special piece
that speaks to you
or a loved one,