In my work I explore the idea of preciousness; the things we've collectively agreed have monetary value and those that are special just to a few of us. Many materials I've chosen because they are valued by others, and through working with them I've grown to more fully see their beauty. I especially love the little details that go unnoticed but hold our lives together. By pairing traditional goldsmithing techniques with found and given objects, such as steel ball bearings and antique iron nails, I aim to design pieces that surprise, provoke thought, and hopefully delight others. The juxtaposition of those things to which we pay little attention with more widely accepted or traditional objects of beauty offers the opportunity to stop for a moment and have a small shift in perspective.
After years of working as a production assistant for some amazing jewelers I've more recently started to devote significant time and effort to making my own work. The years of learning as a modern apprentice were so helpful, and now that I've begun my own studio practice I'm excited to share my ideas and aesthetic perspective. I am very lucky to live and work in the beautiful Bay Area of California, where there is a strong, welcoming community of makers.
Where to Buy
Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.