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: Fashion Institute of Technology, Penland School of Craft
Q: What inspires your work?
A: Color, Gemstones, Techniques
Q: Do you have a favorite piece you've made?
A: Not really. I love production work and one of a kind things, too.
Q: What made you want to start making jewelry?
A: My Grandmother was an enamelist. I learned how to enamel from her and that led me to take a jewelry class at Penland. I've never stopped since then, when I was 19.
Q: What is your favorite process? Why that one over others?
A: I love soldering. It is comforting, it is Zen, it is completely satisfying.
Q: Who is your favorite artist/who do you wear?
A: There are so many admirable artists in so many genres. I simply don't have a favorite.
Q: Is there an artist on your personal wishlist that you hope to own one day?
A: I love handicrafts from different countries. Especially textile crafts. However, I would be in awe if I ever had a home in which I could display a work by Walton Ford.
Q: What is something you would want someone to know about your work that they might not know?
A: I wonder if my clients know exactly how much I appreciate their financial support.
Q: When you're not making jewelry, what are you doing?
A: I spend time with my 12 year old son, my husband, my German shepherd dog, I garden, cook, sew, embroider, travel, spend time at my floating house.
Q: Is there anything else you would like to add?
A: Although I work hard, I also am very lucky to have found this work that I love, and I am very grateful.
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August 24, 2021