My Work

Cut, Formed, Fabricated From Precious Metals Using Ancient & Modern Torch Techniques

Hand fabricated, my work often highlights organic textures created with a torch. By controlling the torch, metal is heated in such a way that it becomes pocked and crater-like in the Perforation process. In Reticulation, heat produces ridged or rippled effects in the metal. Textural forms come together when metal is joined into a union without solder in the Fusing and Keum Boo processes. Pieces are often designed with colored gemstones and can be accentuated with hand woven neckcords, a Japanese technique called Kumihimo.

"MoonFlower" Neckpiece
"MoonFlower" Neckpiece

Sterling, Perforated Nickel Silver Neckpiece flower inspired circle puffs with curved hammer formed leaves on a square wire stem

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"Gold Perforation" Earrings
"Gold Perforation" Earrings

18K Gold/Silver Bi-Metal, Sterling, Perforated Nickel Silver Earrings sun ray patterned gold circles top decorative sterling square wire and perforated triangular nickel silver

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"Sailing" Neckpiece
"Sailing" Neckpiece

Sterling Silver, Perforated Nickel Silver, Tsavorite Neckpiece a mast of sterling square wire hold a sail of perforated nickel silver with a hull represented by a bezel set green tsavorite stone

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"MoonFlower" Neckpiece
"MoonFlower" Neckpiece

Sterling, Perforated Nickel Silver Neckpiece flower inspired circle puffs with curved hammer formed leaves on a square wire stem

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