I’ve always been a maker…
Over the years, I’ve made a lot of different things, (needlework, knitting, sewing, clothing design, millinery, rug-hooking, paper-making, book-binding, painting…you get the picture) and I loved them all – they continue to impact the work I do today. But when I started working with precious metals, I was hooked. After my very first metal-smithing class I knew I had found “it”, that one thing that never fails to excite and inspire. Fire, forging, making.
I’ve been making jewellery by hand ever since. I love making jewellery you want to wear everyday. Those simple classic pieces you live in, that live with you, and become part of the tapestry of your life.
Each piece is meticulously hand-forged, the textures and patinas are individually applied. This is jewellery made to last a lifetime. Each texture mark represents an individual hammer blow that transforms and changes the piece, making it unlike any other. I believe this attention to detail makes each piece one-of-a-kind and celebrates the unique, because you’re not living a cookie cutter life, and the jewellery you wear should reflect that.
I have no degree in metal-smithing – but I’ve been very fortunate to study under some truly amazing goldsmiths who inspired me to dream bigger, go bolder, and dive fearlessly into this amazing craft. To them, I can only say thank you, thank you, thank you, and thank you again for sharing your passion and talent. They’ve given me the ability to turn dreams into reality, and I’m so delighted that I can share that with you.
All my jewellery is made entirely in my studio in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.