Artist Statement & Biography
In this age of anonymous technology, handmade jewelry adds an individual and creative approach to the art of adornment. I work with gemstones, pearls, and sea glass to enhance their inherent beauty with sterling silver and 14k gold settings. In appreciation of the natural world that inspires me, I donate 2% of my profits to The Nature Conservancy to help preserve and restore our most valuable resources.
I started taking jewelry classes when I was 13. After high school, I studied at Maine College of Art and Rhode Island School of Design and have a BFA in Gold and Silversmithing from SUNY New Paltz. My work has been featured in exclusive shops, galleries and catalogs for over thirty years. Currently living in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York, I share my home with assorted dogs, cats, chickens and horses. I love gardening, reading mysteries and riding horses.