I decided to pursue jewelry as a career when I was sixteen. I had been interested in graphic design, but I wanted to work with raw materials and not on a computer, and jewelry seemed as worthwhile an art form as any. Each of my collections is different, a way of processing what I see and transforming it in a way I find beautiful. I am mindful of the people who will be wearing my jewelry - I want it to look good on them, to wrap easily around the body or sit lightly on it.
I earned my BA in jewelry design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, graduating in 2011. London is one of the greatest cities in the world for any designer, and I was able to study all forms of decorative art at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I worked in a shared workshop in the East End for a year after graduating, and spent another year on an intensive silversmithing course in rural Oxfordshire before returning to the United States. I now work out of a shared warehouse in North Portland.