For thousands of years cultures have created, loved, and cherished jewelry. An art form that can evoke a sentimental or emotional attachment, worn in tradition, ceremony, for beauty, for luck, for protection, and for remembrance. It can be passed down from generation to generation, or be a reflection of a time or era in ones life.
I have always been drawn to metal. Its beauty, strength, and durability lends itself well to the art form of jewelry. For the past 10 years, I have studied the various ways to work with, and manipulate metal, in order to achieve a wide variety of effects. My creations are often inspired by my surroundings, whether it be from the natural textures and impressions found in the organic world, or from reclaimed objects and metals found in our urban environment. I use traditional metal working techniques, such as fabrication, casting, etching, and forging, to create one of a kind pieces, and am always on the search for items that can be reused, and repurposed into art.