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35 Years: Forging Ahead with a Mouse and a Pond Skimmer
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35 Years: Forging Ahead with a Mouse and a Pond Skimmer

Spring here continues in all its glory. The trees are nearly leafed out, which means soon I’ll be able to stop skimming oak flowers out of the fish pond. Skimming them does no good for the many displaced cervical discs in my neck, but it’s so calming that I can’t resist. This is how I…

It’s Time To Celebrate!
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It’s Time To Celebrate!

2024 marks my 35th year as a professional metalsmith! To celebrate, I’m launching 2 huge projects! One is a retrospective of my artwork with insights and highlights about my most significant pieces from each year of my journey. This will be experienced both online and in print, so wherever you are, you’ll be able to…

4000 miles, Millions of ideas, and Gallons of Tea
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4000 miles, Millions of ideas, and Gallons of Tea

In an unprecedented move of playfulness and exploration, I flew to the UK in early December and delved into all things metal, mud, and fun. One of the better ‘Coronabonuses’ of the last 4 years was the many airline credits and thousands of points my husband and I had racked up in our limited travel…

The Chasing & Repoussé Deep Dive
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The Chasing & Repoussé Deep Dive

Tired of Christmas carols already? (Me too!) Get inspired with lots of my artwork and a bit of bragging on my Eastern repoussé students in this great conversation with Jennifer Stenhouse and Julia Lowther of Little Metal Foxes. On this episode of Tool Tip Tuesdays, we talk about my unique approach to teaching, the effectiveness…

The Online School of Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design
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The Online School of Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design

It’s official! I don’t just teach courses, workshops, and masterclasses. I have my own school. Technically, it’s been official for a while, but after many months of work behind the scenes, I’ve assembled all the pieces, fused the foundation, soldered the connections, forged the materials, and sanded like mad to present my school’s shiny polished…