This collection has been crafted by way of the jewelers saw - one of the most used tools in the studio. Sawing is a basic technique a jeweler uses daily; from sizing earing to cutting pieces for an elaborate landscape scene. Every shadow and silhouette in this collection was hand cut from sterling silver sheet. These pieces were then stacked, soldered, shaped, and oxidized to create wearable pieces of art.
I found my passion for making jewelry as a teenager while working as an apprentice
jeweler. I was originally hired to do beadwork – learning the basics in metalwork opened
a new chapter & I was hooked. I learned a lot at the jewelry shop, and continue to learn
on my own - lots of books, lots of mistakes, and the occasional workshop. My home
studio has been built with tools collected over many years, some were purchased new,
while many were used by hands before mine. I began selling my work at seasonal events
in Alaska in 2009. Many of my pieces are influenced by my local environment and are
crafted with old-world tools and classic techniques. I currently live in Fairbanks, AK and
work from my home studio.
The Gallery is following strict public health recommendations, social distancing (no more than 8 in the Gallery at one time.) 6ft markings on the floor, one must wear a mask to enter. There is hand sanitizer for use, placed around the Gallery. Everyone be safe! The Gallery is open all month, plenty of time for safe viewing. The Gallery will be open 11-4, 6 days a week.
Close on Sundays
Winter Hours: Mon-Sat: 11AM - 4pm
Winter Hours: Mon - Fri 11 AM - 6PM, Sat: 11 AM - 5 PM, Sun: CLOSED