Inspired by the strength that intentionally designed objects can impart, my goal is to create private amulets whose symbolic impact can come from the intention of the wearer, the giver, or the maker.
I make jewelry in forms that live at the intersection of nature and architecture. I'm fascinated with nature's complex systems and how they mirror what it means to be human (particularly seed pods, which hold such potential in their tiny enclosures).
Manipulating metal is exhilarating - careful planning at every stage of the design and production is important in order to create a piece of jewelry as strong and unique as its wearer. Obsessive finishes, ethically sourced materials, and meticulous attention to usability are all details that give each piece its power.
I grew up wielding power tools and craft materials in Minnesota and have always been most happy making things. I left college with a B.S. in Biology and a M.A. in Linguistics and went to travel the world with a backpack for five years.
I currently live in Los Angeles where I have spent the last 20 years designing theme park attractions, specializing in interactive experiences. I have received jewelry making training from a number of craft schools and respected jewelry artists and spend many of my weekends honing my metalsmithing skills.