Goldsmithing is my passion.
What moves me creatively is my passion for moving metal, and the continued study of line – as evident in the fluid lines of the OneFooter Series. When I begin to translate my inspiration into metal, I work very intuitively, allowing space for serendipity.
Ethical sourcing is important to me: I use certified Canadian diamonds, or labratory grown ones. My gold is at the very least 100% recycled. I am also one of only 6 goldsmiths in North America who sells fairtrade gold, and also work with the Fairmined organization. From these carefully chosen materials, I personally handcraft custom engagement, wedding, and anniversary rings. I can source gems for you, or work with yours.
Throughout the year, I participate in various art shows and other events in Canada and abroad. My collectors are international, and working remotely is absolutely workable.
I have been making jewellery for almost 20 years.
I was born in Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1989 at the age of 19. Initially, I graduated from NSCAD University in 2005 with a major in jewellery design and metalsmithing, and a minor in art history (focus craft). I was honoured to be the recipient of various awards and scholarships, and continue to participate in exhibitions internationally.
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An episode which was filmed about me by Maritime Made.
This Eastlink TV series is kind of like our very own ‘How It’s Made’. The show generally highlights a broad variety of products which are made here in the Maritimes, and shows how they are made. Here, they have filmed me making my OneFooter rings. I have seen several crafters on this show, including Alissa Kloet of Keephouse. I was delighted to be featured
My presentation for Automaton 20.21
The Automaton Exhibition was a collaboration between 5 Spanish and 5 Canadian artists.
The project was to be presented at Madrid Joya in Spain, and later at George Brown College in Toronto. We’ll see what comes of it!
Even though I did not get to go to Madrid, attend the cocktail reception at the Canadian Embassy and other events, I am kinda glad that this way, more people can see the work. More info >