" I make jewelry inspired by the California landscape - it’s earthy and modern, edgy yet sophisticated. "
When I moved to San Francisco from Philadelphia I had lots of different jobs - lifeguard, accountant, muralist, bartender - before discovering a passion for metalsmithing. One class and I was hooked. I loved using ancient techniques to craft modern treasures, and loved metal for it's durability and renewability. Making wearable art from sustainable materials was the perfect way to blend creativity and personal values. The California landscape provides constant inspiration. It's a unique mix of natural and man-made, serene and wild, old and new… to me it reflects the same contrasts we see in ourselves and my jewelry celebrates this! It's designed for people who are both rugged and refined, wild yet civilized, love modern life but have a connection to nature and to the past. And each piece is crafted for everyday wear using recycled precious metals and thoughtfully sourced stones. I studied classical goldsmithing at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts where I’ve taught since 2011 and support Made by Survivors, an NGO that rescues, educates, and employs survivors of human trafficking and slavery. When not in the studio I love hiking, camping, seeing music, and having fun with my favorite people.
|2014 MJSA Online Design Challenge participant
|2013 Niche Awards finalist
|2012 Top 5 finalist, Halstead Grant Competition
|2012 Mort Abelson Award finalist for New Designer of the Year