I discovered metals as a medium while attending the Savannah College of Art and Design. It has since become my life’s passion. After graduating I had the privilege to work as a bench jeweler for several years, before taking the plunge into my own business in 2009. While my home base is currently in Raleigh, NC, I travel to national juried shows across the U.S. to show and sell my work.
I hand fabricate everything from silver and gold, and draw my inspiration from a combination of architecture and nature. I enjoy balancing strong structures with delicate textures and patterns. In 2010 I began incorporating stingray leather into my work. I treat it like a precious stone by making hollow forms and inlaying the pieces. In 2013, I was honored to receive a Saul Bell Award for my “Stingray Feathers” necklace, which was also featured on the cover of Lark Book’s “500 Art Necklaces”.