I have been creating for as long as I can remember. I started my creative career in textiles. I have always had an interest in jewelry making. I remember slicing and polishing peach pits as a teen and making earrings. My first enameled piece was actually in the 7th grade. I still have the heart pendent in speckled blue. Many Many years later I re-discovered the field again and fell in love. I love the combination of metalwork and color. Plus within the enameling umbrella there are so many techniques to learn. I thank Joan Schlaifer for giving me those first basic lessons as an adult and Linda Darty for her book that I have read and re-read so many times it is loosing the ink on the pages. Her skill as a metal smith and an emamelist is something I aspire too.
I am a wife to one and a mother to 3. We all live with our dog and and desert tortoises in Northern Nevada just 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe, one of the most beautiful places on earth.
BS Textiles from Northern Michigan University