I was born in Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1989 at the age of 19. In 2005, I graduated from NSCAD University 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 in Canada and the US. I create in my studio in Halifax. My work is available online, at my studio, or through several galleries in North America.
You can find out a lot more about me and how I work in the following pages:
My Design and Inspirations, the Process of how I work, and Why I do what I do. You can check out which professional Affiliations I draw support from, and lastly, there is a page of Press articles I have been featured in.
I have a passion for moving metal, and I like working with line. My creative stimuli are often found in my surroundings. When I begin to translate my inspiration into metal, I work very intuitively, allowing space for serendipity. With the original inspiration in mind, I begin a dialogue with the metal. How does a piece change when I vary the amount of pressure put upon the metal? I work through sample after sample, letting the metal guide me as in call- and-response, developing a conversation between metal and maker. Through a process of careful decision making, both in material and technique, I work the metal, a hard and cold material, into a relationship with the human body, creating adornments that capture the exchange between inspiration and material.