Spending time by myself creating has always been what I retreat to. I could never say that it happened in a conscious way to make jewelry, but some undeniable, unexplainable force must have a plan for me because one of my treasured items is a necklace I made around the age of seven, I made and sold intricately woven beaded necklaces in high school and I did decide to go to Rhode Island School of Design to pursue metalworking (and stuck to it even though it was not until years after college that I created something in metal that I felt like my spirit was in it.) I don’t know that I have a choice over the matter. And yet I choose to do this every single day. I am dedicated, curious. I have a gravitational pull towards how humans express themselves. Voice–especially the non-verbal kind. How our inner world is expressed in an outward way-BEAUTY. Jewelry fits quite wonderfully in to that. Feel its beauty, your beauty.

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Sharing what I know with others is a joy in my life. There is a spark that flares big when one taps into their creativity. It is rewarding to witness this. I travel to teach workshops at schools such as Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Mountain School. I teach privates out of my studio. If you are a maker and want to know how to stretch your wrists, hands, eyes, shoulder, neck…so that you can continue making into the future I can educate you on some simple stretches to do while at your workbench (visit RESET, to learn more.) If you are a maker and want to tap in to your center of creativity I teach yoga classes that can tune you in to that insight. Whether it be jewelry, knitting, yoga or any combination thereof I am a passionate and patient instructor, believing that when open yourself up to learn there is a strength and Beauty that is evident in the mist of challenges and vulnerabilities.