In my studio is Emmylou Harris in the speakers, my sweet pup Wren on the floor and a worn oak tabletop supporting the constant transitions between metal and stone. 

I spent my childhood sitting beside my mom, beading stones into jewelry; sometimes to keep, sometimes to give away. This centered me. I began my journey metalsmithing over 10 years ago, and today I spend hours in my studio seeing metal and stone change within my hands, and just as it always has, the transformative process empowers me and connects me to the deepest parts of myself.