DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
I specialize in flatware, but also make jewelry. My work is very linear, architectural with clean, simple lines. I work in all metal, whether gold or silver or color, often combining two metals together for a tin-color combo, especially gold and silver. I use a lot of bridges formats such as arches in my work to give the illusion of air-ness. I also like to showcase a single, large, dramatic stone in sterling, sometimes gold, to highlight the stone’s pattern.
HOW ARTWORK IS (OR IS NOT) RELATED TO DEAFNESS:
My deafness has no bearing on my work. I find that deafness has nothing to do with my artwork or in most parts of my life, since I don’t let it interfere with my lifestyle. The only good thing about deafness is that I don’t have to listen to myself while working, since jewelry and silver smithing is a very noisy profession. I just take off my hearing aid and cochlear implant processor before working.