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  • SMS: 651-734-5146

Jewelry Experience

I am primarily a self-taught jeweler, but have had the good fortune to attend a number of short skill-focused courses. I love to learn from other jewelers and share what I know.

  • 2023 - Champleve Enamel course with Ashley Gilreath at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
  • 2022 - Stone Setting course at New Approach School for Jewelers, Arrington, TN
  • 2021 - Wax Carving and Casting course at Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
  • 2006 - Goldsmith, Paffrath Jeweler's, Alexandria, MN

MMS Experience

  • 2023 - Joined MMS as a member
  • 2024 - Jewelry Area Co-Champion
  • 2024 - New Member and Orientation Committee
  • 2024 - Jewelry Area Champion

Current Work

  • My silver jewelry is inspired by antique and medieval manuscripts, creating modern interpretations of medical and magical amulets. I current am working on or have completed a series of pieces from the following texts:
    • Unordered List Item Ancient Mesopotamian stone necklace texts - cuneiform tablets identifying strings of different stones to be used primarily as medical/magical amulets
    • Greek Magical Papyri (PGM) - a set of magical spells, hymns, and rituals recorded in ancient Greek from the 100 BCE - 400 CE
    • Picatrix - 11th century medieval Arabic astrological manuscript
  • I have been using 'Saw and solder' champleve enamel techniques to experiment with adding color.
  • I also like to make whatever strikes my fancy, usually experimenting with different construction techniques.
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