Description of work

I have vivid dreams and recreate them in metal. My work is artistic and individual in nature, expressed in exquisite detail. Jewelry work includes pendants, earrings, pins, bracelets, rings and cufflinks. Small object work includes sculpture, tiny boxes, and other objects. Custom design and jewelry instruction round out my offerings.

There is a real focus on the plastic qualities of metal, as ancient metalworking techniques are applied using old, new, and recycled materials. A lot of pieces are simply made from one type of metal, with no embellishments other than the mark of the hammer, and truly only come to life when worn on the body. Sometimes semi-precious stones, pearls, enamels and found objects are added as embellishments. Pieces sometime turn out very simple and pure, and other times, complex and ornate. Each time, I attempt to create a work that inspires the viewers own narrative as to their meaning.

My work draws people who wish to express personal style, and get noticed for it, in beautifully unique ways.


Prices range from $35 - $2,000, with most works available in the $50-$400 range.

Metalworking Classes:

Both private and group classes are available in my Indianapolis studio.

Private metalworking instruction and consultation is available by contacting the artist directly, and vary in cost and duration, starting at $35/hour with a four-hour minimum. Sessions include basic materials, excluding sterling silver.


Awarded Individual Artist Grant from Indiana Arts Commission for 2010-11. Enrolled in Foldforming intensive workshop under John Cogswell in 2011.
Received Indiana Artisan designation for jewelry in 2011.
Awarded month-long Studio Assistantship at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Spring 2009, learning from world-renowned instructors in "Hinged Boxes and Lockets" and "Enameling: Unplugged" courses. Study includes jewelry making classes at the Indianapolis Art Center from 1999 to 2004, and a 2008 week-long intensive "Windows, Boxes & Lockets" class at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. Self-taught sculptor, utilizing and adapting knowledge gained through goldsmithing and metalsmithing over the years.

Patient, open, and sharing teacher. One-on-one hands-on sessions in my downtown studio with individuals 18 and up. Exceptions may be made for promising younger students. Group or one-on-one on-site jewelry making sessions are available, depending on location and tool availability. Demonstrations and/or Speaking Engagements: in my downtown studio or your space.