My work is reminiscent of the elegant forms of nature that to me have spiritual and abstract qualities that forever fascinate me. My love of color is easily satisfied in the medium of enamels. The techniques I am working in are cloisonn limoge and grisaille. I enjoy the rich surfaces textures and depth that I can achieve with enamels. I also enjoy the combination of metals and enamel. I love making metal do what may seem uncharacteristic; flow bend around look soft and fragile hold precious things. The enameled pieces are set in metal like a bezeled stone or layered with screws and prongs. The pieces are always surrounded by silver or gold. Each enameled piece is fired 10-20 times in a kiln at 1450-1500 F. Each firing is 1-3 minutes. In some pieces the work is narrative: the words on silver holding enamels and found objects. Looking seeing holding the tiniest seed or leaf connects me to a beautiful world.
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival: TBA
Glencoe Festival of Art: TBA