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.
"My aesthetic when designing over the years is to approach jewelry as small scale sculpture. As a result my pieces catch the eye when on the body or not. I create clean, geometric, and architecturally influenced pieces in sterling silver, gold filled, cast bronze, powder coating, and other mixed materials. These are mainly one-of-a-kind, limited edition, and production pieces of jewelry and most recently collaborations, allowing me to push myself out of my creative comfort zone and the opportunity and challenge of artistic evolution."