I live and work in Ottawa, Ontario. My pursuit as a nature photographer took a surprising turn when I became fascinated with rocks — their forms, colours and patterns.
I subsequently joined the Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club (see link below), and learned to cut and polish stones. This in turn led to combining metal with stones to make jewellery. These days it is as much about the metal as it is about the stones. Luckily, there is no need to choose: my studio is my playground! Nothing is more fun — or sometimes more challenging — than a few hours spent heating, hammering, bending and shaping sterling silver and copper, or showcasing an awesome piece of nature's artistry in the form of an opal, agate, or turquoise.
I have studied with several inspiring teachers, among them Karl Schutt, Betty Helen Longhi, John Cogswell, Fabrizio Acquafresca, and Marilynn Nicholson. Some of my offerings are pictured here. My pieces are for sale at End of the LIne in Wakefield, Quebec, and by appointment at my studio. Please look at the slide show beginning with the last photo on the immediate right.