I have always loved to create. As a kid, I loved to draw fashion sketches, paint watercolors, and make dioramas in milk crates. In high school, I took as many art classes as I could - film photography, printmaking, painting, etc. I attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where interdisciplinary studies were encouraged. Although film photography was my concentration, I decided to take a metals class on a whim. After graduating with my Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 2009, I continued to work as a disgruntled barista. For several years, I pondered what to do with the metalsmithing supplies from school that had been sitting in my closet. One day I decided to see if there were any classes in the area, and found one that started the next day. I've been tinkering around with a torch and hammers ever since.
My work is inspired by geometry, astronomy, color, and texture. My eye has always been drawn to geometric shapes and prints, and I enjoy creating these in my work. I love looking at beautiful images of the Milky Way and am fascinated by outer space and planets. I try to replicate the colors found in the images in my pieces. My inspiration of color and texture comes from my enjoyment of sewing. Sewing has been a hobby for a long time, and a lot of the textures found in my pieces have been created with fabric scraps I have laying around. Inspiration can by found anywhere and my eyes are always open.
Interested in a custom order? I love making a custom piece of jewelry for a client! Please contact me with your idea and I will be happy to give you a price quote and time frame. If you see something you liked in my shop and it wasn't in your size, let me know and I will make it for you.