Growing up with a Mother who is an artist, I've tried just about every medium there is in art. One of my favorite past times was going to art fairs and looking at all of the metalwork. I decided to take a class learning the art of being a silversmith and fell in love with the process. Before I create a piece I first sketch out the design. I start with my basic idea and throughout the process the design evolves. Polishing and holding the finish product is my favorite part. I love mixing metals so many of my pieces are created from two or more types of metal. I never use nickel or steel - my primary metals are silver, gold, brass and copper.