I’ve been working with enamels for more than 15 years, but really a lifetime isn’t enough. Enamel is the art of fusing powdered glass to metal, usually copper or silver, and the colors are brighter than paint. My focus is on jewelry pieces, using a fine silver base and silver wire in the cloisonne technique to create cells of rich transparent enamel.
I’ve studied with several well-known enamelists, including Pat Akin (my first enamel teacher), Ricky Frank, and in recent years, with Merry-Lee Rae.
I’ve won several awards for my work, including the Spanish Village Small Image show, and the San Diego County Fair jewelry competition. I’m a member of the San Diego Enamel Guild, as well as SDAG, and my work is displayed at the Off Track Gallery in Encinitas as well as Spanish Village Studio 5 in Balboa Park (San Diego).