METAL | Jewelry and 2D
Penland Affiliation | Penland Core Fellow 2015-2016
Artist Information | Studio artist; education: BFA Virginia Commonwealth University (VA); exhibitions: University of Georgia (GA), Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca (ITALY), US Consulate, Munich (GERMANY), Baltimore Jewelry Center (MD), Visual Art Center Craft and Design (VA), Oregon College of Art and Craft (OR), Penland School of Craft (NC), Pocosin Arts Gallery, (NC), Meg C. Gallery (KY), Meredith College (NC),Capsule Gallery (TX), The Smithery (OH); residencies: University of Georgia – Cortona (ITALY), Mississippi State University (MS)
Artist Statement | I grew up in a creative environment, being challenged to observe and react to my surroundings. Even as a child I wanted to make things, and despite not having the tools or materials I leaned to use what I had. This mentality is still with me today.
My jewelry practice started in 2011 when I attended the Virginia Commonwealth University, Craft/Material Studies Department. Since then I have had the pleasure to travel, study, and show around the U.S. and abroad.