FROM THE ARTIST:Handcrafted jewelry not only defines the person who wears it, but also plays an important role in accessorizing. I believe that design is an integral aspect of this process. Through the use of bold and unusual, semi-precious stones and silversmithing techniques, I create unusual as well as functional pieces. Some of my designs are influenced by nature; while others are abstract in appearance. My focus is to continuously explore new avenues of design and technique in order to bring personality to the wearer of my work.
1969 – 1974: Georgia State University, Georgia: BVA Degree in Silversmithing and Jewelry Design
1972: Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina