was running the Yankee Silversmith in Brockton, MA where I
had access to all the tools, no major financial obligations
and plenty of time to experiment. It was at this time I developed
my technique for bringing of yellow gold to the point of being
almost molten and then using an old dental tool or tweezers
to sculpt a shape.
they convey concepts along with beauty, I enjoy using ancient
symbols in my work. Japanese Kanji and Celtic Runes are my
favorites as their simple lines allow for variations of surface
texture without losing their meaning. The Kanji for "Friend", "Healing",
"Birth/Life" and "Peace" and the Runes for "Protection"
and "Gift/Love" work especially well .
recent years I have drawn on my love of knitting and crochet
to design a line of sweater pins and shawl
closures that I have been showing in fiber and wool festivals
around New England. Made of either sterling or bronze they
look well on plain or patterned garments. Some styles also
provide a place to hang your glasses. I am continuing to discover
new directions for this concept.