Studio Visits to the Dooryard Collective in downtown Portland, by appointment.
My jewelry is inspired by the ocean and living on the Coast of Maine. Each piece is individually fabricated to be completely unique. Made from recycled sterling silver & quality materials found in Maine or sourced from the USA. I have a line of jewelry that utilizes Maine Sea Shells found by me right here on the Maine coast, with sterling silver and gold filled metals. I also make higher end pieces inspired by the shapes of sea shells and natural patterns.
My sculptures are spurred from my love of forming metal and the natural patterns created through water and wind erosion. My copper and bronze sculptures utilize the traditional form of the vessel with natural textures and forms that are created through the traditional silversmithing technique, raising. This technique moves metal through a slow methodical process, much the same way water and wind sculpt the earth. I choose to use the shape of the vessel because of our already intimate relationship with this form. The implication of function, and natural patterns and textures are used to invite one to touch and caress these objects. I want to explore how this can develop a personal relationship, engaging both a visual and sensual experience. I use high-quality, infinitely recyclable materials, as well as a technique that creates lifelong products, to add value to the objects; and possibly make the viewer question the nature of our materialism.