I am a retired teacher turned studio jeweler and metal clay instructor. I luckily discovered jewelry making and, as soon as I retired went to a professional jewelry school to learn the basics of metal fabrication, stone setting, and wax carving and casting. A few years before actually retiring I learned about metal clay, and took all the classes and certifications I could. I first received two levels of PMC and then took the crossover class in Art Clay and the certifications required to be a senior level Art Clay instructor. I use many traditional metalsmithing techniques to enhance my teaching and metal clay work.
Lately I have continued with my fascination with Mokume Gane and hope to be certified through a class that I will be taking at Art Clay World for senior Art Clay instructors.
I believe in being a life-long-learner by continuously taking classes in various techniques to enhance my work and to educate my students. I am proud to be a member of several guilds such as The Florida Society of Goldsmiths, South Florida Jewelry Arts Guild, Enamel Guild South, and the chapter leader of Miami Metal Clay Artists which is a dual chapter of The Art Clay Society and PMC Guild.
I am very blessed that I love what I do, and am supported by my wonderful husband, and my daughter who thinks I’m a little crazy. (She did not get my “love of art” gene). It is my hope and dream that I continue learning, making, and teaching others the art and science of making jewelry.