About the Artist
My style is that of simplicity and elegance, with a rich cultural background/influences from living in the U.S., Sweden and Italy in addition to my graphic design background.
While born and raised in the US, over the course of earning my BFA in Graphic Design my studies took me to Mullsjö, Sweden. It was there that I first experienced working with silver.
After completing my degree I enjoyed working for an advertising agency in California, where I met my Swedish husband. In my 27 yrs in Sweden I owned a graphic design company working with both Swedish and American clients. It was there my passion and appreciation for silversmithing grew into an apprenticeship and continuous education.
In 2009 I began teaching silversmithing courses in Tuscany, Italy. Over the course of 5 years, while living in Florence, I further developed and refined my techniques and style collaborating with Italian silversmiths. My desire is that the originaltiy of my work reflects the individuality of the person wearing it.
One of my sisters is a Professor in Graphic Design in Wichita, Kansas and my daughter hopes to attend RISD in Rhode Island in a few years in photography.