Iowa City, IA
When the Iowa Artisans Gallery was newly opened in 1984 they put out the call for new artists and I wanted to participate. Most of my graduate metalwork at The University of Iowa was sculptural, so I started by making sterling silver jewelry using sculptural influences. I designed and fabricated bracelets that emphasized structural form and component systems. My bracelets enhanced each individual's wrist with a unique visual statement. They were attractive on both women and men. My instincts must have been right because, now over thirty years later, I produce over 50 different designs. People still appreciate my solid wrought silver jewelry. It's a concept that never seems to go out of style.