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Résumé

My work revolves around organic shapes and textures, contrasted by crisp lines and geometrics. I meld dimension, color, and even sound, into the creation of each piece of one-of-a-kind work. I create my jewelry with an eye towards both function and form, in silver, gold and mixed metals, often with pearls and gemstone accents.

Overview

An artist and educator with over 20 years’ experience in bench jewelry, fabrication, and modeling, who enjoys a constantly evolving approach to her own work, along with bringing the joy of metalworking to others through her teaching.

Education

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Monmouth University, Monmouth, NJ
  • BA in Theater Arts (Design emphasis), Drew University, Madison, NJ
  • Studied metal arts under John Cogswell, James Binnion & Chris Ploof, Jayne Redman, Joanne Conant, Kate Wolf, Victoria Lansford, Cynthia Eid, others

Exhibits & Installations

  • 2017 – Finalist, “67th Art of the Northeast” – Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT
  • 2017 – 2015 - “A Tradition of Excellence”, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
  • 2016 – Permanent Sculptural Installation – “Hiram Blake Centennial Compass Rose”, Cape Rosier, ME
  • 2017 – 2013 - Silvermine School of Art Faculty Exhibition, New Canaan, CT
  • 2016 – Judge, “Artists on the Rise!” Youth Art Exhibit, Brookfield, CT
  • 2015 – Silvermine Gallery Trunk Show, New Canaan, CT
  • 2011 – “A Legacy of Fine Craft”, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT

Recent Fine Arts & Crafts Shows

  • Rhinebeck Crafts Festival 2017, ArtRider, Rhinebeck, NY
  • CraftWestport 2016, ArtRider, Westport, CT
  • Peters Valley Fine Crafts 2016, Peters Valley School of Craft, Augusta, NJ
  • Rhinebeck Crafts Festival 2016, ArtRider, Rhinebeck, NY
  • Roseland Cottage Fine Craft Fair 2015, Historic New England, Woodstock, CT
  • Peters Valley Fine Crafts 2015, Peters Valley School of Craft, Augusta, NJ

 Teaching

  • Faculty –Brookfield Craft Center (2010 – 2017) & Silvermine Arts Center (2013 – 2017)
    • Select Courses include “Intro/Intermediate Silversmithing”, “Waxworking for Jewelers”, “Chainmaking (Soldered and Fused/Loop-in-Loop)”, “Do I Keep My Day Job? Considerations when Transitioning Art to Business”, “Setting Up a Home Studio”
  • Studio Assistant, John Cogswell’s “Five Clasps in Four Days” Workshop, North Country Studio Workshops, Burlington, VT
  • Jewelry Studio Manager – Brookfield Craft Center (2010-2013)

 Current Galleries

  • Brookfield Craft Center Gallery, Brookfield, CT
  • Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

Where to Buy

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