• Making the (Cold) Connection – A two workshop experience - Part I
    Two day workshop
    Feb 05, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
    Pocosin Arts online
    February 5 & 12, 2022 | 3:00-5:00pm. For the enamellist who has already mastered basic soldering, sawing, and metalsmithing skills, cold connections are the logical – and exciting—next step.
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  • Making the (Cold) Connection – A two workshop experience - Part II
    Two day workshop
    Mar 19, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Pocosin Arts online
    March 19 & 26, 2022 | 3:00-5:00pm. Part II - focuses on tap and die, the process by which the artist can create custom threaded screw and nut applications.
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I spent the first eight years of my life in Japan, a land whose culture is rich with golden objects, pearls and shells from the sea, finely lacquered boxes, and woven brocade fabrics. Those early images provided lasting influences.

 

My work is an exploration of textures and shapes, enamel and metal finishes, shiny and dull surfaces, solid and  see-through forms. By placing opposites next to one another, an energy and tension develops. There is a tactile quality to the elements that invites the viewer to respond, to touch, to fondle.