About The Artist
I am a maker.
I am not afraid to leave a scratch here, a dent there. I am proud of my artist’s hands and wish to leave my mark, literally and figuratively in the jewelry that I make. My lines are not parallel, plumb, or square and neither am I. As I rejoice in the human condition and its flaws, I embrace those parts of me that aren’t perfect as I share my vision of what is beautiful.
I am a firm fan of opportunity as well as intention and believe we all can tap the creative spark if we just relax, have fun and have faith in ourselves.
It’s OK not to be perfect.
Look for me and my work on Saturdays at the Methow Valley Farmer’s Market in Twisp or at our new Methow Valley Jewelers Collective boutique in Building #9 on the Twispworks campus. Let’s talk rocks!
Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of California San Diego in 1990.
How’d the jewelry-making habit form?
In 2005 I took Metalsmithing 101 at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and that was the
beginning of the end. I am now, admittedly, addicted to making jewelry. In addition to traditional silver smithing and stone setting, I now take old refrigerator parts, faxes, printers, and spare electrical wire and re-purpose the copper into wearable art. I love the juxtaposition between “useless” copper and semi-precious stones.
I reside in the booming metropolis of Twisp, Washington with my very tall hubby artist Vern White, amazing son, one faithful doggie, two crazy cats, and some pretty nice chickens. My work is currently being sold at The Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA [www.confluencegallery.com] as well as Methow Valley Jewelers Collective in Twisp, The Winthrop Gallery in Winthrop, WA and the Mazama Store in Mazama, WA. Keepin it real. Keepin it local!