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 on the lower right.
Please come and see my work at the following venues:
53rd Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewellery Show, Nepean Sportsplex, Sept. 14, 15
2019 Wakefield Christmas Craft Fair, Chalet Ski Vorlage, 65 chemin Burnside, Wakefield QC, Sat. Nov. 2 and Sun. Nov. 3, 10 to 4
Sandy Hill’s One and Only Arts and Crafts Fair, Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset St. E., Ottawa, Sat., Nov. 9, 10 to 4 https://www.ash-acs.ca/event/sandy-hills-one-only-arts-crafts-fair/
Baz'Art, Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Orleans, Sat. Nov. 23 and Sun. Nov. 24,
10 to 4.
Canadian Museum of History Christmas Market, 100 rue Laurier, Gatineau,
Thursday, November 28, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 29, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 30, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
QUAIL Chelsea Christmas Fair, Chelsea Elementary School, 74 Old Chelsea Rd., Chelsea QC, Sat., Dec. 7, 10 to 3:30
All proceeds from table rentals and door prize tickets
will go to support QUAIL HOUSE - a home for intellectually challenged adults
Thanks for visiting. For any questions, or to purchase items you see here, feel free to email me at email@example.com