August 24, 2021
Our Autumn exhibition celebrates contemporary artists that aren't afraid to push limits by moving away from classic designs and towards recognizable imagery.
Q: Where did you study Jewelry/Metalsmithing and when?
A: Colorado State University, late 1990s; apprentice to Peter and Dan Macchiarini, San Francisco, early 2000s
Q: What inspires your work?
A: Color, unique stones, kinetics, the desire to make one-of-a-kind pieces and jewelry that is different from the usual.
Q: Do you have a favorite piece you've made?
A: Captured Rutilated Quartz Orb Necklace
Q: What made you want to start making jewelry?
A: I've always had a creative side and had started making sculptures out of wire but felt limited in what I could do. So I looked into taking a jewelry class as something fun to do while getting my veterinarian medicine degree. Needless to say, I never got that veterinarian degree.
Q: What is your favorite process? Why that one over others?
A: Fabrication. It's exciting to be able to take raw materials and turn them into something beautiful, something that I've either sketched on paper or have imagined in my head.
Q: Who is your favorite artist/who do you wear?
A: Alexander Calder
Q: Is there an artist on your personal wishlist that you hope to own one day?
A: Judy Geib
Q: What is something you would want someone to know about your work that they might not know?
A: I really do fall in love with every piece that I make. I take pictures of the process, and when it is finished, I set it up nicely and adoringly take a bazillion pictures. With very special pieces, it can be hard to let them go, but it's always so wonderful to know that someone else has fallen in love, too.
Q: When you're not making jewelry, what are you doing?
A: I love taking walks on the beach after work at sunset. I also love to go camping and backpacking. Lately have been doing boat-in camping, which is just too much fun!
San Francisco, CA
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