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I was born in the steel producing capital of the United States, Pittsburgh, PA.   Glowing slag heaps and sulfur permeated my growing up.  After twenty years working primarily with gold and glass enamel, I got involved with a steel fabricating shop and began working in weathered carbon steel.

My career in hand crafted jewelry spans 30 years. I received a BA and MFA from Kent State University in Ohio under Mary Ann Scherr. Following that, I spent 2 years in Israel creating a line of silver rings for  Batsheva De Rothchild’s export company. Returning to the States, I established my own studio in Pittsburgh, PA, and later in the Middlebury, VT, area. In the early years of my studio I taught at Kent State University  and Middlebury College.

My work, first in 18k gold and glass enamel and now in weathered carbon steel is represented in the Smithsonian and the Museum of Art and Design (MAD). It received “best of show” in venues along the east coast, including the Philadelphia Craft Show in 2005. My work received the Verdura prize in 2007.  I am represented by Charon Kranson at SOFA.