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I’m interested in the story of people places and things. As we work our way through our lives we pick up tiny stories, some connected to an object that we collect or sometimes the story is enough itself. I find the most interesting stories are not always the happiest ones. The things that we remember best are not usually the blissful days spent but instead the ones that punch us in the gut. Making objects or functional work has given me an outlet to not only memorialize these moments but to tell their stories. Some are my own and some I adapt to form a new narrative.

The materials I use are varied but include precious metals, steel, acrylics and some found objects. I also enjoy using mechanisms that draw the viewer in to investigate or discover hidden aspects of each piece.

 

I was born in Denver, Colorado and for the past 4 years I have been teaching high school drawing and painting. I didn't go to school for metals I went for art education with an emphasis in photography. After taking several classes at Penland I dived head first into the the wonderful world of metal! I was fortunate enough to use my mothers studio to keep making and build up a portfolio. Beginning in March I became the resident artist at Pocosin Arts in Columbia North Carolina and will be here until May of 2017.

Education

2011   University of Northern Colorado, BA in Art and Design

2020   University of Georgia Athens, MFA in Metalsmithing

Residencies

2016-2017
Artist-in Residence, Pocosin School of Fine Craft, Columbia, NC

Teaching Assistantships

2016
Mexican Sandcasting, Jessie Bert, Pocosin School of Fine Craft

2016
Torch Fired Enamels, Anne Havel, Pocosin School of Fine Craft

2016
Pewter, David Clemmons, Pocosin School of Fine Craft

2016
Tin, Marlene True, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

2016
Tool making, Tim McCreight, Pocosin School of Fine Crafts

2017
Lost and Found, Bob Ebendorf, Pocosin School of Fine Crafts

2018
Jewelry Narratives: Collecting to Casting, Mary Hallam Pearse, Penland School of Crafts

Teaching Experience

2013-2016

 
Horizon High School, Thornton CO

Visual arts Educator, grades 9-12

2012-2013

 
John Mall High School, Walsenburg CO

Visual Arts Educator, grades 9-12

Peakview K-8, Walsenburg CO

Visual Arts Educator, grades 6-8

2016
Pocosin School of Fine Craft, Columbia NC

Adult Metalsmithing classes

After School classes

Summer Art Camp

Workshops

 

2015         Body Suite: David Clemmons, Penland School of Crafts

2014         Collections: Cappy Counard, Haystack Mountain School of Craft

2014         Steel Jewelry: Sarah Holden, Penland School of Crafts

2013         Steel and Skin: Rebekah Frank, Penland School of Crafts

2012         Ingot making: Jana Brevick, Penland School of Crafts

2012         Screen Printing, Rock posters: Jay Ryan, Penland School of Crafts

2011         Self Portraits: Myra Greene, Penland School of Crafts

2010       Alternative processes: Christina Z. Anderson, Penland School of Crafts

2009         Visual Narrative: Fritz Hoffman, 2009 Penland School of Craft

Exhibitions

2017
Group echibition Quadrennial: Four Years if Spectacular Buckles from the U.S and Abroad, Contemporary Craft, NC

2016
Group exhibition Handcrafted Juried Exhibition, The Imperial Centre, NC

Three person exhibition Resident Artist Show, Pocosin School of Fine Craft, NC (With ceramicist’s Ben Jordan and Meaghan Gates)

Two person exhibition Subtext, Pocosin School of Fine Craft, NC ( with ceramicist Jen Dwyer)

2015
Group exhibition Afterlife Exhibition, East Carolina University, NC

2014

 
Group exhibition Edge Annual Gala, Edge Gallery, CO

Solo exhibition Delusions of Memory, Edge Gallery, CO

2013

 
Two person exhibition New Member Show, Edge Gallery, CO

Group exhibition Month of Print, Edge Gallery, CO

2011

 
Group exhibition Senior exhibition, University of Northern Colorado

Group exhibition WOW, CORE New Art Space, CO

 

Publications

2018
JAMS: Jewelry and Metals Survey

 

 

Where to Buy

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