METALSMITHING

My first love!

I work in fine silver, sterling silver, copper, brass, bronze, reclaimed gold, aluminum, wood, natural and man made stones, found, reclaimed, and discarded objects, paper and ephemera, plastics, natural materials (shell, bone, fur, feathers…) and other multimedia.

I use a variety of fabrication techniques, but we all have our favorites. Mine are acid etching, rolling mills, enameling, chasing and repousse, sawing and piercing, resin setting, silver soldering, and cold connection work.

Other skills include hydraulic press die making and forming, patinas, hammer work, forging and refinishing small steel tools, stone setting, lost wax casting object, casting ingot, beading stringing and weaving, pearl knotting, painting, anodizing, tin work, and simple pattern engraving.