I love pattern, texture, form and shape. I am challenged by finding ways to bring these elements together in cohesive and fluid designs. My father – a pattern maker– passed on to me a lifelong love of tools and their uses, an esteem for sound construction, and a fascination with mechanisms of all kinds. It is important to me that my pieces be fully realized, assembled with care, and attractively finished front and back. My education in metalsmithing has been largely acquired at the Hanover metals studio of the NH League. I continue to participate regularly in League classes while planning, practicing, and producing in my own studio in Vermont.