Who Am I?
My dad was a metallurgist and his grandfather was a goldsmith in the old country. Metal has been in my life since before I was born.
I began working with metal in 1971 when I attended MassArt also known as Massachusetts College of Art and Design. There I found silver and the flame enticing, and exhilarating. I love to watch the metal change during soldering or annealing. When solder flows, it actually is in flux, it is change, like lava.
Non ferrous metals are malleable. They can take an impression, be embossed and be strong, too. This characteristic is delightful and allows me to create unique surface treatments .
Surface decoration and texture are two of my passions. Much of my inspiration for texture comes from nature: leaves, blossoms, and fabrics.
I fabricate every piece by hand in my hometown, Brookline. Handcrafted jewelry is an expression of the maker. So, my work is whimsical, and wearable.
I am grateful to be able to source from USA and use only 100% recycled precious metal pieces including tarnish resistant sustainable sterling silver. Also included are vintage and antique Czech & Italian glass beads, & American Glass Artisan beads. Some semi-precious and man made stones are also used.
I love to see my handcrafted creations worn and enjoyed. Sometimes folks will send me happy selfies.
Custom work & repairs are welcome. Free consultation.
tools are needed, the animal skull was collected from a field trip
Goddard House Gallery 2019
Putterham Grille Gallery 2019
Gallery at Wayside Inn 2008
Brookline Public Library 2005
Brookline Public Library 1974
Brookline Public Library "Artisans All"
curated by Madeline Fine and including
a diverse group of artists 2017-18
Brookline Open Studios 2015-19
Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2009 - 2012
Brush Gallery, Lowell: Cancer Survivors 2012
SWAN Day, C S C Gallery, Boston, MA 2009
Brookline Art Center: “Attempted Gallery” 2008
Brookline Public Library 2008
MassArt, Arnheim Gallery 2007
Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA 2001-2015
Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA 1997
Leventhal-Sidman Center, Newton, MA 1995
Newton Arts Center, Newton, MA 1993
Boston Visual Artists Union, Boston, MA 1972
Private Collection of Diana Coffee 2015
Private Collection of Mary Rogers 2014
Private Collection of Elizabeth Scully 2006
Private Collection of Jane Hoey 2005