My designs deal with the interplay between structure, color and natural form. I begin my work by growing or collecting seeds, pods or buds, then I lift textures. I use portions of these impressions or alter them, use them as repeated elements by soldering them to various forged elements. I then use a wide variety of metalsmithing techniques to create the final design in silver, gold, vitreous enamel, stones and pearls. With decades of experience, I love making my pieces and then knowing they become a part of the collector’s story.