I grew up in an aluminum clad house my father built in upstate N.Y. His sheet metal shop was in our backyard and my sister and I were free to bend cut and rivet in different metals as long as we avoided becoming an obstacle. I never reflected on my unique childhood environment until I took wood working at The Rhode Island School of Design (mandatory) and realized I had developed a pre-existing metals dependency. Today we make our buckles and varied jewelry components in lost wax; ultimately casting them in silver and brass there by creating our own shape library. I hope our compositional mix of materials and forms reflect the rich hands on opportunities I inherited from my father .
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