Re purposed metal with a new mission.
My jewelry is fabricated from recycled metals I find at thrift shops; I occasionally will use purchased metal, but prefer the patina of metal that has a history. Silver plate trays once given as wedding gifts, stored and then abandoned are crafted into one of a kind pieces that will bring attention to the wearer every time they are worn.
In 2010 I received a grant from the Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville, KY to go to Florence, Italy and take a two week course of intensive study in the fabrication of studio art jewelry, at the world known Alchimia Contemporary Jewellry School. Jewelry resulting from this study is in the “Firenze Collection”.
I show my one-of-a-kind jewelry at selected art shows, and in several galleries across the US.
A necklace was accepted in the juried art show, Ferrous, held at Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco CA. 2013
A necklace was accepted in the juried show, Discarted, in November in Ojai CA. 2013