“I create modern jewelry that merges my graphic design and furniture making backgrounds, with my interest in mid-20th century design.”
I began my creative career as a freelance graphic designer, while working in that field I honed the process of taking an idea and expressing it in a simple and graphic way. I have also always had a need to work with my hands and have maintained ongoing hobbies in glass blowing, woodworking, and furniture making.
Several years ago I started taking jewelry-making classes at our local art center. I really enjoyed the opportunities offered by the scale and process, it seemed like a great way to incorporate my graphics background with my love of making objects.
When my wife’s career took us to a new city, I had to dramatically down size my studio space. It seemed like the perfect time to focus on jewelry as my primary creative and business pursuit. I developed a body of work and started participating in art festivals as well as sending work to a limited number of galleries. The rest is history I guess!
My work is inspired by the designers of the mid-20th century. I’m drawn to how design of that era can be so uncluttered and sparse but also playful and optimistic. I hope that you find some of those qualities in my work as well.
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