I am currently exploring patination, surface texturing and patterning on various metal surfaces. My intention is to build on metal surfacing techniques such as reticulation, fusing, embossing and roller printing to achieve a visual richness with the definition. The color is achieved with Japanese patinas and the incorporation of stones I choose to compliment the surface treatments. The finished pieces are like small paintings and/or sculptures that can be worn.
I have worked as an independent metalsmith for most of my professional career. I have participated in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States. My clientele has included many celebrities and famous individuals.
I hold a BA in Design from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in the MPA program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.