I’ve been making art since childhood. Growing up, I drew, painted, enameled jewelry, even designed and made some of my own dresses. Art school beckoned, but I chose college instead, then graduate school, followed by an academic career at UC Berkeley and Stanford. But the lure of art persisted, and once retired, I began taking art classes and fell in love with metalwork and jewelry design.
Since then I’ve studied with local professional jewelers and some internationally renowned jewelry artists, but continue to learn and experiment. I work mostly in my home studio in Stanford, California,, with silver, gold, copper, niobium, titanium and brass, and techniques such as forging, torch-soldering, etching, roller-printing, anodizing and hydraulic compression. Design is my passion. I love exploring different styles to create designs that are visually harmonious yet contemporary and striking. For ideas I look to nature’s curves, the geometry of architecture, or the patterns of ancient tribal art – whatever the piece inspires. I also enjoy working with clients to create custom pieces that incorporate their own ideas or materials. Bring in a stone or old piece of jewelry, and we can brainstorm ideas. I’ll be happy to answer any questions.
My home studio is at 747 Dolores Street, Stanford, at the corner of Mirada. This is a residential area of the Stanford campus, where the streets can be tricky; here’s a map - http://goo.gl/maps/xpqYr.
You can order things directly from the PORTFOLIO pages of this website using a credit card or PayPal. If you see a piece you like on the PREVIOUS WORK page, I can sometimes recreate it or make something similar. See the FAQ page for answers to common questions, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view my work at Shady Lane Gallery in Menlo Park (325 Sharon Park Drive, in the Sharon Heights Shopping Center, just off Sand Hill Road).
Thanks for visiting my site. I look forward to hearing from you!