Hello, and welcome to my website. I'm a studio artist and educator, originally from the U.S but currently living and working in Italy. I teach short workshops on various enameling and metalsmithing techniques throughout Europe and the U.S. Presently, I teach for Santa Reparata International School of Arts in Florence, Italy and serve on the Board of Vita Institute. My work can be found in the collections of the Enamel Arts Foundation and the Racine Museum.
My work is greatly informed by my surroundings. I seek out texture and pattern in the natural and man made environments in which I find myself, and these elements inform my work. Finding their way into pieces directly or abstracted. I intend for the viewer to glimpse just enough to trigger their own memory and enact a sense of nostalgia or familiarity. I continuously flow between jewelry, vessels, sculpture and drawing with each process informing the others.
If you have any questions about my work, or if you are interested in taking a workshop or hosting one in your own studio please leave me a message on the contact page. I'll be happy to hear from you.Thank you for visiting.
Image by: Adina Tocmelea at Assamblage Contemporary Jewelry School