|"I make art jewelry pieces using predominantly sterling silver, copper, and some natural stones. I love to shape the metals until they take the form of my design vision. After working in metals for over 20 years, I have developed a close relationship with my tools and the materials. I know the exact outcome of each hammer strike, bend with a plier, and using the torch to achieve the perfect solder. I find the sometimes tedious process of jewelry making to be a kind of meditation. It’s magical to see the pieces start from a simple idea in my mind and transform into tangible objects".