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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.


2011   University of Northern Colorado, BA in Art and Design

2020   University of Georgia Athens, MFA in Metalsmithing


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

Teaching Assistantships

Mexican Sandcasting, Jessie Bert, Pocosin School of Fine Craft

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

Pewter, David Clemmons, Pocosin School of Fine Craft

Tin, Marlene True, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Tool making, Tim McCreight, Pocosin School of Fine Crafts

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

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

Teaching Experience


Horizon High School, Thornton CO

Visual arts Educator, grades 9-12


John Mall High School, Walsenburg CO

Visual Arts Educator, grades 9-12

Peakview K-8, Walsenburg CO

Visual Arts Educator, grades 6-8

Pocosin School of Fine Craft, Columbia NC

Adult Metalsmithing classes

After School classes

Summer Art Camp



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


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

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)

Group exhibition Afterlife Exhibition, East Carolina University, NC


Group exhibition Edge Annual Gala, Edge Gallery, CO

Solo exhibition Delusions of Memory, Edge Gallery, CO


Two person exhibition New Member Show, Edge Gallery, CO

Group exhibition Month of Print, Edge Gallery, CO


Group exhibition Senior exhibition, University of Northern Colorado

Group exhibition WOW, CORE New Art Space, CO



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.