Look for new items to be posted as I master new weaves and play with new techniques in metal. My favorite materials are stainless steeel, copper and bronze but I also work in niobium, titanium and brass,
I use flame to 'paint' copper to bring out beautiful colors.
My newest obsession is hand-anodizing titanium and niobium. I have a bench anodizer and can get all colors with the exception of black, red and orange using electricity.
WHERE TO BUY
My designs may currently be found at the Bottlebrush Gallery in Harmony, PA. I give classes for children at the Gallery during the summer months and also have adult classes throughout the year.
I may also be found at Art Festivals in the Southwestern Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio areas. I am constantly adding new shows so please check back often! If there are any Art Festivals in your neighborhood please send me an email and I'll see if it fits in my schedule!
I became an admirer of the ancient craft of making maille (or chainmaille) and strive to create wearable art using variants of weaves originally used to protect medieval warriors.
Each piece is meticulously hand-crafted by opening and closing individual jump rings and may incorporate pearls, beads or semi-precious stones.
My favorite metal is stainless steel - the alloy I work with is both Surgical and Marine grade - as it is so durable and works well with other metals.