My love affair with creating jewelry began in 1996. After a 25-year business career, I started taking jewelry-making classes at a community art center in Atlanta. The next year I enrolled in the art department at Georgia State University, where I spent three years becoming totally addicted to art in general and jewelry design in particular.

In 2001 my husband and I moved to the beautiful western North Carolina mountains. The next year, a fellow jewelry artist invited me to share space in a downtown Asheville gallery. This marked the beginning of my career as a professional jewelry artist.

Art Education

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA - Jewelry design
and metalsmithing, drawing, 3-D design, art history

Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA - Drawing, painting,
and 2-D design

Spruill, Chastain, and Callenwolde Art Centers, Atlanta,
GA - Jewelry, metalsmithing, and drawing

Craft schools - Arrowmont, Campbell, Penland, etc -
Jewelry design and fabrication

Selected Exhibits

A Sense of Place, 12/7/2012-1/14/2013, Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

Black and White III, 9/8/2012-1/6/2013, SHCG Members, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC

Exceptional Earrings, 12/1-31/2012, Mora Designer Jewelry, Asheville, NC

Games People Play, 9/7-29/2012, Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

Mountain Sculptors at the Monte Vista Hotel, 3/16-6/17/2012, Black Mountain, NC

Out of Proportion, 2011, Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

Southern Highland Craft Guild (SHCG) Focus Gallery, 2011, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC

It's All in the Pattern, 2011, Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

New Traditions: Wearable Art, SHCG Members, 2010, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC

New Members, 2010, Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

ArtScapes Extravaganza, 2009 & 2010, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

Eco-Art, 2009, Hand in Hand Gallery, Flat Rock, NC