Oh, did I mention... we're the best?! Minnesota Monthly named me and my studio mates Susan Frerichs, Emily Johnson, and Betty Jeager Best Jewelers 2010 of the Cities!! We are so thrilled to be given this honor. Yay for jewels!
I am a jewelry designer and metalsmith in Minneapolis and Duluth of Minnesota. All my designs are handmade with fire and hammer. I love the relationship between the maker and the materials, where human hands manipulate and shape metal to become something very soft, delicate, but substantial. I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a Bachelors in Art and concentrated in Jewelry and Metals. I have worked with metal the last six years and always strive to grow technically and conceptually. I create all my designs in my studio in the Northrup King Building, studio #435, in Northeast Minneapolis.
In my metal work I am very interested in texture. Nature provides a wonderful example of how different value, form, line, and texture combine to produce movement, rhythm, and harmony. Asymmetrical figures produce symmetrical forms as symmetrical patterns also breed asymmetrical themes. I am drawn to the contradiction of the hard, immovable, structural metal mimicking the most delicate and soft pieces of nature.