'I began myself-taught adventure into metal-smithing in 1988. Each piece is solely and passionately hand-fabricated by myself in my California Mojave Desert studio 30 miles east of Joshua Tree.

In my work, I am inspired by previous eras, especially, the Art Nouveau, the Medieval and Byzantine. I, am also inspired by spirituality, nature & other cultures.
I adore the singularity, variation & grace found in nature, along with the look of items enhanced by time.  I love the character that texturing and patinating brings to metal.  I carry these inspiring elements into my work.
I hand-fabricate mixed-metals rose gold-fill to brass pieces to be used in my designs. I set my works with precious and non-precious stones, pearl, and rare vintage cabochons.
 I have a great appreciation for little details and the old-fashioned way of making things. In my work, you will definitely find an attention to detail.
  I have been selling my work consistently for 28 years through arts festivals, galleries and boutiques throughout the US.”

Modeling in the Amboy, CA salt flat.

Modeling in the Amboy, CA salt flat.

Sparky and I on a day off outside the studio.