I began as a silversmith in a turquoise shop in Oklahoma in 1975; juried into the League in 1988. My art background and sense of adventure turned my self-taught skills into a passion that has lasted a lifetime. My work explores movement, playfulness, texture, and shape using mixed metals and techniques chosen to echo patterns of the world around us. I have a great love of teaching metals to others, and hold classes and workshops in my studio. My work is located in USA, Europe, Scandanavia, and Japan. Patti Cathcart of the husband-and-wife jazz duo �Tuck & Patti�, owns one of my unique pieces.