I started metalsmithing at an arts-focused summer camp when I was 15 years old, and it was a hobby for about 15 years before I started making jewelry professionally in 2006. Throughout my varied career path in the education, business, and non-profit worlds, I never really imagined I would become a professional jeweler, but making jewelry has been the one constant in my life.
I was living up in New Hampshire, working part-time as a strategy consultant for a Vermont-based non-profit, when I rented my first art studio up on a beautiful horse farm in the boonies. Previously, my jewelry work featured relatively crisp, clean lines, but spending so much time on the farm, a freer style started to emerge. Now, being back in the city and based in the South End for several years, my work is a blend between a natural and urban esthetic. I love the fact that metal is both industrial and organic at the same time — and my jewelry is a reflection of that. I tend towards bigger, bolder designs for myself, but the business person in me also thinks about my customers’ varied tastes and styles, so I try to make something for everyone in each of my collections.