I grew up in a family of craftsmen, so I learned early on how to work with my hands.
I have worked with metal most of my life, exploring sand and lost wax casting, jewelry making, welding and metal fabrication.
In 2010, I discovered fold forming, a modern metal forming technique created by goldsmith and artist Charles Lewton-Brain. Much of my work is influenced by this technique.
I have taught fold forming workshops at Pasadena City College and the Creative Artrs Group, in Sierra Madre, CA.. I also teach vitreous enameling.
Not long after discovering fold forming, I was fortunate enough to work with neon artist Lili Lakich. Lili introduced color to my palette, sparking my interest in vitreous enamel. This prompted me to seek the help of enamel artist Suzanne Kustner.
My work has been recognized in the Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition, with the Juror’s Choice award, in 2016 and 2017.
I work with copper and silver, sometimes complimenting them with vitreous enamel.