A 1996 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, I live and work in Rhode Island, sharing my studio with my dogs Zeke and Kato.Obsessed with the tactile world, I have amassed a collection of plant and tree segments, minerals, fungi, insects, skeletons, hives, and photographs of life—both hidden and apparent. From these inspirations I create pieces that carry with them hints of these forms, textures, and moods.While I do love to make one-of-a-kind conceptual jewelry, my collection now predominantly consists of limited production pieces. I have realized the importance of both making a living and producing pieces that people can connect with, wear, and enjoy daily.I focus much of my attention on the circle. Rings and round elements inspire me with their continuity, simplicity, and strength. I love making rings—the more textural the better. I do hope you enjoy!