I create contemporary jewelry to inspire unique, creative self expression.
Each piece of limited edition and one-of-a-kind jewelry is handmade by me in my Massachusetts studio. I work in a spirit of spontaneity with a focus on abstraction, inspired by my love of music, particularly jazz. I am influenced by the work of midcentury modernists, decorative arts, and the abstraction of patterns and shapes in nature and everyday things.
Pictured with my daughters Meredith and Lauren.
The process of design really excites me. A collaboration between me (designer) and you (wearer) gives me the ultimate design challenge of bringing life and joyful expression to work that’s cohesive, well-made, and comfortable to wear.
At the heart of my work is a playful contrast between precious metal and polymer clay—the shiny, reflective quality of silver against the colorful, patterned, matte polymer—bridging the organic with the man-made, with one foot in the natural world and the other modern and whimsical.
I received a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston with a concentration in painting and sculpture. I have come to jewelry design later in life after having spent more than 30 years as a self-employed graphic designer. A lifetime of experience working in a variety of fine art and craft disciplines (landscape painting, ceramics, quilting, fine woodworking and graphic design) have all informed the passion I feel doing this work.
2021: Collectors Recognition Award Finalist, Paradise City Arts Festivals
2020: Merit Award, Art Festival Beth-El, St. Petersbury, FL
2019: First place in jewelry, Bruce Museum Arts Festival, Greenwich, CT