As I was growing up in the Washington, DC area, my family frequently traveled through craft centers in the Appalachians and the Blue Ridge mountains. I was fascinated by the crafts and jewelry I saw there. After completing my PhD in physical chemistry, I turned to designing jewelry, studying lapidary arts, silver smithing and more in the Washington, DC area.
The process of creating fascinates and excites me. Many of my designs are one-of-kind – each piece of my jewelry is hand constructed from the finest materials.
I work in silver primarily and my jewelry designs are accented with gemstones and the textures of southwestern mandscapes, rocks, and plants. I love spiral elements and incorporate those in many of my designs.
New Mexico and the Santa Fe area are the most inspiring places I have ever been.