Customers who appreciate my approach to metalsmithing have used the words Classic, Contemporary and Simply Elegant to describe the style of my work. I do find that I tend to prefer designs incorporating strong lines with a minimum of surface embellishments as the best way to create the statement in metal that I am aiming for. Although I have lived and worked as a jeweler in New Hampshire since 1971, I do descend from a line of Kentucky blacksmiths. My people have always worked hard and with integrity in whatever they did. They have instilled in me an appreciation of well designed and well made objects created with one’s own hands.