Artist’s Statement

A 1996 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, I live and work in Rhode Island, sharing my studio with my dogs Zeke and Kato.

Obsessed with the tactile world, I have amassed a collection of plant and tree segments, minerals, fungi, insects, skeletons, hives, and photographs of life—both hidden and apparent. From these inspirations I create pieces that carry with them hints of these forms, textures, and moods.

While I do love to make one-of-a-kind conceptual jewelry, my collection now predominantly consists of limited production pieces. I have realized the importance of both making a living and producing pieces that people can connect with, wear, and enjoy daily.

I focus much of my attention on the circle. Rings and round elements inspire me with their continuity, simplicity, and strength. I love making rings—the more textural the better. I do hope you enjoy!