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My work consists of several collections of unique jewelry pieces ranging from very wearable limited edition jewelry to one-of-a-kind sculptural art jewelry. My pieces are a constant exploration of the natural world, both its forms and its materials. I'm drawn to archetypes, those images floating beneath our collective consciousness--a perfect circle, an elongated leaf, a bare tree. I love striking profiles, elegant design, and unexpected combinations of materials. 

I've come to see jewelry making as a way to explore my disparate interests in a very direct and inclusive way. My enthusiasm for gardening, botany, literature, children's toys, eastern philosophy, and travel all make their way into my jewelry. Often these subjects inspire tangents in my work that are totally compelling, and I find the small scale of jewelry perfect for exploring a concept to the point of exhaustion. Collecting, organizing, studying, venerating, and obsessing all come together for me in my work.

Years ago, I stumbled into a beginning jewelry class at Cabrillo College in California, and was hooked. I went on to formalize my studies at Parsons School of Design in New York City while simultaneously earning a degree from the New School. After earning my BA, I finished my BFA in metalsmithing at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, the city in which I spent much of my childhood. I currently live and work in Seattle and have been an active member of the lively arts community there for many years.

 

R E S U M E 

 

Juried Exhibits

 

10x10x10xTieton
Mighty Tieton Warehouse, Tieton WA, 8/13-10/2, 2011

Ring A Day
Punch Gallery, Seattle WA 5/5-5/29, 2011

Wrapped
Studio 20/17, Waterloo, Sydney, Australia 11/16-12/24,2010

9th Northwest Biennial
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA 1/31-5/25, 2009

Materials: Hard & Soft
Greater Denton Arts Coucil, Denton TX 1/30-3/29. 2009

The Art of Jewelry
A is For Artists Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA 9/1-9/30, 2008

Putting the Band Back Together
Savannah Coll. of Art and Design, Savannah GA 3/5-3/8, 2008

Fuller Craft Members Exhibition
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA 11/17/07-3/3/08

2007 Craft Biennial
Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland OR 8/2-9/27, 2007

All Media Landscape
Foundry Art Centre St. Charles, MO 7/27-9/7, 2007

9th Annual Landscape International Online Exhibit
www.UpstreamPeopleGallery.com 7/1/07-6/30/08

Material Alchemy
Gallery M.I.M., Baltimore, MD 6/23-7/28, 2007

The Naturals
OXOXO Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ 5/24-6/30, 2007

Parameters of Preciousness
Gahlberg Gallery, Glen Ellyn IL 5/18-5/28, 2006

Collections
Elise Mankes Studio, Marblehead MA 9/15-10/13, 2005

SOFA Chicago 2000- Metalsmith Exhibition in Print Exhibit Navy
Pier,Chicago IL 11/3-11/5, 2000

NICHE 2000 Art and Print Expo
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia PA 2/17-2/21, 2000

New Metal: Emerging Views
Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland OR 1/18-2/27, 2000

Regional Jewelry/Metals Exhibition
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle WA 4/9-4/30, 1999

Open 1999
Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA 3/8-3/26, 1999

Advanced Student Exhibit
Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle WA 2/19-3/20, 1999

Works on Paper and Small 3-D
Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA 11/25-12/8, 1998

Allied Arts Association Annual Juried Show
Allied Arts Gallery, Richland WA 4/29-5/30, 1998

Society of North American Goldsmiths Student Show
Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA 3/18-3/26, 1998

Open 14
Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA 2/18-3/6, 1998

 

Invitational Exhibits

 

Subtle Set
Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA, 8/10-8/31, 2011

Earrings Galore 2011
Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach DE, 6/11-8.8, 2011

Field of Vision: Artists Explore Place
Racine Art Museum, Racine WI 5/22-10/2, 2011

Seattle Metals Guild Biennial 2011
WA State Convention Center, Seattle WA 4/11-7/11, 2011

Love Token
Habitude, Seattle WA 2/10-3/10, 2011

Holiday Show
Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA 11/30-12/29, 2010

Signs of Life
Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA 10/6-10/26, 2010

Celebrating 70
Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA 8/19-9/5, 2010

A Concise History of Northwest Art
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA 10/3/09-5/23/10

Speaking Parts:Conversations Between Works in the Collection
Tacoma Art Musueum, Tacoma WA 10/4/08-1/17/10

Holiday Show
Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA 12/2-12/31, 2009

The Long & The Short Of It
Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA 5/6-5/27, 2009

Small World:Constructed Landscapes
Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville TN 9/4-10/20, 2008

Featured Artist
Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA 7/2-7/23, 2008

Valentine’s Show
The Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland OR 2/5-2/29, 2008

New West Coast Design:Jewelry & Metalwork
Velvet DaVinci, San Francisco CA 1/18-2/17, 2008

The Finer Things:The Gifts That Lovers Give
LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln NE 1/11-3/1, 2008

250 Earrings
Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA 10/8-10/24, 2007

Seatttle Metals Guild Biennial 2007
SeaTac Airport, Seattle WA 9/29/06-9/2007

Jewelry and the Garden
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA 1/14/06-5/20/07

Holiday Fine Crafts Show
Elise Mankes Studio, Marblehead MA 11/25-12/24, 2005

Generating Connections
The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston MA 4/4-6/28, 2002

The Magpie’s Stash
VAIN, Seattle WA 11/4-12/4, 2001

Once and Again
OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore MD 9/22-10/26, 2001

Transmutations
The Glass Gallery, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso TX 9/20-10/31, 2001

Garden of Dreams
The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak MI 5/24-6/30,2001

Color on Metal
OXOXO Gallery, Stone Harbor NJ 5/17-7/9, 2001

Color on Metal
OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore MD 4/14-5/17, 2001

Jewelry as an Object of Installation
Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley CA 4/3-4/28, 2001

Vanity of Vanities
NML Gallery, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee WI 3/30-5/11, 2001

Botanica
OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore MD 3/10-4/12, 2001

The Ring
Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge MA 1/27-3/3, 2001

Glass/Metal Connection
Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA 10/11-11/2, 2000

Under the Influence: Contemporary Jewelry and Ethnography
Tacoma Art Museum,Tacoma WA 9/19/00-1/1/01

The Missing Link
Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge MA 6/2-7/22, 2000

New Kids on the Block
Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA 2/1-2/22, 2000

Seatttle Metals Guild Biennial 1998
WA State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle WA 3/18-6/30, 1998

 

Awards & Honors

Pratt/PONCHO Artist in Residence, Pratt Fine Arts Center, 9/2008-9/2009
2008 GAP Grant, Artist Trust, Grants for Artist Projects, 6/2008
Juror’s Mention, 9th Annual Landscape Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, 7/2007
NICHE 2000 Awards Finalist 11/1999
Milnora Roberts Scholarship, University of Washington School of Art 9/1998

 

Professional Activities

Society of North American Goldsmiths 2011 Conference -- Exhibitions Committee Co-Chair 2009-2011
Artist Trust
Seattle WA Artist Trust Auction Committee Member 2005-2011
Pratt Fine Arts Center Seattle WA Jewelry/Metals Studio Technician 2000-2001
Pratt Fine Arts Center Seattle WA Jewelry/Metals Studio Coordinator 1998-2000
Seattle Metals Guild Board member 1999-2001
Society of North American Goldsmiths member ongoing
Seattle Metals Guild member ongoing

 

Publications

Ornament Volume 34, No. 4, 2011, Cover, pgs. 58-63
Making Art: Form and Meaning Terry Barrett, McGraw Hill, 2011, pg. 14
Ornament Volume 34, No. 1, 2010, pg. 26
Ornament Volume 22, No. 5, 2010, pg. 56
American Style Fall 2010, pg. 76
Jewelry Design Challenge Linda Kopp, Lark Books, 2010, pgs. 7, 111-114, 122
Seattle Magazine November 2009, pg. 32
The Jeweler’s Studio Handbook Brandon Holschuh, Quarry Books, 2009, pg. 66 & 165
500 Enameled Objects Marthe La Van, ed., Lark Books, 2009, pg. 332
Psychologies Magazine January/February 2009, pg. 33
Craft Magazine Volume 09, November 2008, pg. 19
Styles Magazine Fall 2008, pg. 48
Nature: Inspiration for Art and Design Fabiola Reyes, Monsa, 2008, pg. 66-67
Russian Jeweler Magazine May 2008, pg. 6
D Casa Magazine May 2008, pg. 31-32
Trunkt Amazing Artists, Jewelry Edition Trunkt, 2008, pg. 8-9
500 Pendants and Lockets Marthe Le Van, ed., Lark Books, 2008, pg. 127 & 290
Glamour Italia Magazine February 2008, pg. 246
Modern Jewelry from Modular Parts, Marthe LeVan, ed., Lark Books, 2007, pg. 15, 36, 38, 118
Elle Magazine (Italian version) December 2007, pg. 98
Grazia Magazine 11/13, 2007, pg. 218, 220
Seattle Magazine November 2007, pg. 10, 42
FHM Germany October 2007, pg. 21
Idex Magazine September 2007, pg. 112
500 Earrings Marthe Le Van, ed., Lark Books, 2007, pg. 236
500 Necklaces Marthe Le Van, ed., Lark Books, 2006, pg.195, 322, 378, back flap
Contemporary Enamelling: Art & Techniques Lilyan Bachrach,Schiffer Publishing, 2005, pg. 152
The Rings Book Jinks McGrath, Krause Publications, 2002, pg.120, 121
American Style Spring 2002, no.28, pg. 16
Metalsmith Magazine: Review of “Under the Influence,” by Susan Myers, Summer 2001, pg. 52
Color on Metal Tim McCreight and Nicole Bsullak, Guild Publishing, 2001, pg. 60-61
SOFA 2000 Catalog, pg. 40
Metalsmith Magazine: Observations Fall 2000, pg. 46-47
Metalsmith Magazine Exhibition in Print Fall 2000, pg. 33
Tacoma Entertainment Quarterly Fall 2000, front page
Art Jewelry Forum News Fall 2000, front page
Society of North American Goldsmiths News August 2000, pg. 3
NICHE Magazine, Winter 2000, pg. 175

 

Collections

Tacoma Art Museum permanent collection—Big Sur, Malden Avenue East, Pine/Lily Bracelet, Summer Ring, Root, Tree Ruff

 

Education

University of Washington Seattle WA, B.F.A. Metal Design, 5/1999
The New School New York NY, B.A. Liberal Arts, 12/1996
Parsons School of Design New York NY, Industrial Design/Metal Design, 9/1995-1/1997

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