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Love what you do, do what you love.

“I strive to create with my hands what transcends the purely ornamental, objects that are expressions of our connection and our humanity.”

 

Artist Statement

I describe my work as avant-garde. I make pendants that are small vessels, inspired by those worn historically for practical purposes (holding spices, scents or small tools). My pieces, rather than being utilitarian, tap into the powerful role that jewelry plays in connecting us with others and in expressing something about who we are. They’re designed to hold something important, to express something about us and to provoke conversation. I hope the work I make enhances feelings of connection and self expression.

 

Shows & Exhibitions

  • Pleiades Jewelry Show, Strathmore Mansion, Dec 2018

  • Washington Guild of Goldsmith’s (WGG) biennial exhibition and sale, Nov 2018

  • Academy Art Museum Craft Show, Easton MD, Oct 2018

  • American Fine Craft Show, Washington, Oct 2017

  • NPR All Crafts Considered Show, Nov 2017

  • Creative Crafts Council Show, traveling exhibition, Glen Echo Park, Aug 2017

  • Art for DASH (District Alliance for Sustainable Housing) show, Nov 2016

  • Pleiades Jewelry Show, Strathmore Mansion, Dec 2015

  • McLean Jewelry Showcase, McLean, Virginia, Feb 2015

  • On-line Exhibition hosted by SNAG entitled We Are SNAG: Identity Dec 2014 – 2015

  • The James Renwick Alliance show, Chevy Chase, Maryland Dec 2015

Recognition & publications

  • Creative Crafts Council Biennial Exhibition, April 2017, recognition in jewelry

  • Art Jewelry Magazine, March 2016 

  • Creative Craft Council Biennial Exhibition, June 2011, recognition in jewelry

 

PAST WORK