My connection to the creative world comes from my grandfather "Opa" who continues to inspire me to see the natural beauty in nature. By watching and learning from this master cabinet maker in his Werkstätte; I too began to see the grain, the subtle color, the texture, the uniqueness and magic in each piece of wood. I use this process when I create each unique one of a kind design. I often stop in the middle of creating a piece to listen to what it is telling me and allow the piece to create itself rather than forcing my ideas upon it.
My first pieces of brass were given to me by Opa,
pieces he had stowed away in the corner of his Werkstätte
to be used in the future. Fittingly a section of this brass was cut,
rolled, sawn and used in my first creation, the Colorado Pin.
As my craft continues to develop I am able to see the magic that inspired Opa working through me in each piece of copper, silver and brass. I sense Opas spirit and feel the synergy and the creativity start to bubble up inside of me and inspire me. The sound of age old methods of silversmithing can be heard in my shop every day as I hammer, saw, pierce, file, forge and solder these metals into my own creations. In a time where so much is mass produced, my attention to detail and my commitment to quality is uncommon and personally rewarding, just as it was for my Opa.
My gallery consists of completely original one-of-a-kind custom designs. They are all unique items, and no two
pieces will ever be exactly the same but the basic design style in each can be replicated. Once a piece is sold,
there is yet another waiting to be created...
Please feel free to contact me if you would like a special stone of your choice set in
an original custom metal design. We can work together to create your one-of-a-kind piece.
I hope you find my pieces beautiful, something that can be worn on a daily basis as
well as on special occasions and that you would be proud to give as a gift.
Take a peak at me in my shop below...