This business began because of my love for the studio, teaching, and a good story. To have a hand in creating an object that symbolizes your union with another, is a story that will always be cherished.
Whether teaching children, undergrads or the every day person, metalsmithing is both magical and based in reality. The results can be whimsical, romantic, architectural, subtle, strong, nuanced, simple – they all begin from the same point. Showing people the step-by-step process to make their own rings always brings me joy. I believe wedding bands – from their first thought to final home on your loved one’s finger –should be a path of joy, excitement, and intrigue.
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing from the University of Oregon and a Master of Fine Art in Metals from State University of New York, New Paltz. I have been a jeweler and metalsmith for over 16 years. I've taught jewelry since 2010 in college degree programs including SUNY New Paltz, two years at the Oregon College of Art and Craft and three years in their night program. The past two years, I have been a mentor for the Applied Craft and Design MFA program for OCAC and PNCA and continue to teach children and teens across the country. I have been published in Beauty Rebel, Gray Magazine, Glamour UK, and Oregon Bride.
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