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The word I use most often to describe my work is graphic.  I combine clean shapes to create small sculptures that you happen to be able to wear.  Concrete and felt add texture and color, giving each piece a unique combination of sleek shape and form with an organic tactile quality.  The finished product has substance and boldness, much like the envisioned wearer.       

I am currently in my third career as a metalsmith.  I began my professional life as a music teacher, and then became a nonprofit consultant.  It was through my work with nonprofits that I discovered the world of fine craft and said, “I want to do that!”  So I took a class in metals, asked for a torch for Christmas, and was hooked.

I live in Pittsburgh, PA with my husband, son, two rescue pit bulls and a cat we rescued from a bar.

SHOWS

  • Three Rivers Arts Festival - Pittsburgh, PA (2010-2016)
  • A Fair in the Park, Pittsburgh, PA (2010-2016)
  • Mt. Lebanon Artists' Market, Mt. Lebanon, PA (2015-2016)
  • American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD (2016)
  • American Made Show, Washington DC (2016)
  • Columbus Arts Festival, Columbus, OH (2016)
  • Long's Park Arts Festival, Lancaster, PA (2016)
  • Arts Festival Reading, Reading, PA (2016)
  • Craft Boston, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Art in the Park, Mt. Lebanon, PA (2011-2013)
  • Fairfax Fine Arts Festvial, Fairfax, VA (2012)
  • Patriot News Artsfest, Harrisburg, PA (2012)
  • Manayunk Arts Festival, Manayunk, PA (2012)
  • Chatauqua Crafts Alliance, Chautauqua, NY (2012)
  • American Craft Exposition, Chicago, IL (2012)
  • State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI (2011-2012)
  • Cleveland By Hand, Cleveland, OH (2011)
  • Art Fair on the Boardwalk, Conneaut Lake, PA (2010-2011)

EXHIBITIONS

  • The New Collective - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA (2013-2014)

AWARDS

  • Best in Show - 2016 Columbus Arts Festival
  • Best in Show - 2016 Three Rivers Arts Festival
  • Merit Award - 2016 American Made Show
  • NICHE Award Finalist - 2016 Silver
  • NICHE Award Finalist - 2016 Alternative Materials
  • Festival Award - 2015 Three Rivers Arts Festival
  • Best in Show - 2015 Mt. Lebanon Artists' Market
  • Best of Show - 2013 Art in the Park
  • Photographic Services Award - 2012 Three Rivers Arts Festival
  • Third Place - 2012 A Fair in the Park
  • Honorable Mention - 2012 Art in the Park
  • Third Place - 2011 Art in the Park
  • Emerging Artist - 2010 Three Rivers Arts Festival

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.