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My Story

My first touch with Art Metals was as a student in high school.  I had an excellent teacher who inspired me to work to my fullest potential to create unique, original, well-designed work in sterling silver.  She was such a great inspiration that I followed in her footsteps and went on to pursue my bachelor of science degree in visual art and to later become an art educator.  

After retiring from a 15 year career in art education I am in my studio making my own work.  I am finding motivating myself to be as difficult, joyful and rewarding as motivating a classroom of eager high school students.

I work primarily in Sterling Silver, adding an accent of 14kt gold here and there.  I recently earned a McKnight Grant to learn the art and technique of Cloisonne' Enamel.  It started a whole new love affair.

I currently have 5 galleries across Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois that carry my work.