A little about me... an artist in Greenville, SC
Since everything I make represents a little piece of me, I figure I should tell you more of my origin! I am almost 35 years old and began making metal jewelry when I was 17. That means that I have been studying jewelry design and metalsmithing for literally over half of my life.
My mom is a painter and artist, so I was surrounded by art as a child. My dad is a businessman. He began a successful commercial real estate company. When I discovered metal jewelry classes at the Fine Art Center, a high school program in Greenville, SC, I realized it was the perfect route for me to combine my love of art with my interest in business (both clearly passed down from my parents). I loved that jewelry was portable, wearable, sturdy, ageless and involved so many skills, tools and techniques to make. And so it began!
I received my BFA from UGA and my MFA from RISD both in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. In between schooling I worked as a whitewater raft guide and immersed myself in nature as much as possible. I worked for jewelers in New York City and in Greenville, SC, where I currently reside.
Now I work full time in my jewelry store and art studio and teach classes at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts. I am living my dream! I get to continue learning and challenging myself as well as handmaking luxury, high end jewelry and art that gets to last for generations to come.
Through my experiences as woman who has been divorced and now happily remarried, I have learned that self-love is important. I know that I can treat myself to something that makes me feel happy and confident. I deserve it, as you do. And I know that I can make you the perfect piece that is as unique and quality as you are!