View this online catalogue with photos from the workbench, as well as background on my work.
To me, creating is a journey that begins in the mind, culminating in the fingertips, lingering in the heart along the way. Prior creative work became focused the first time I soldered metal; focused on this process and a quest to discover the message bubbling through from my creative spirit and community-minded heart. I love metalworking--the paradox of malleable and solid--of knowing where I want to go only to find myself in a different place entirely in the end. With a painter’s heart, I developed my technique for micro-mosaics using beads and tile grout. The human body forms stretcher bars for a blank metallic canvas with boundless options for color, texture, and pattern.
PRESENTATIONS • Stonington Gallery, Seattle WA: multiple presentations on a variety of weaving and jewelry subjects •Whatcom Weaver's Guild, Bellingham, WA : A Journey in Chilkat Weaving • Peace Arch Weaver's Guild, BC: A Journey in Chilkat Weaving • Langley Weaver's Guild, BC: A Journey in Chilkat Weaving • Contemporary Quilt Art Association, Seattle, WA: Thinking in Color • Northwest Bead Society, Seattle, WA: Artist Lecture • Art Works, Grants Pass, OR: Valuing Yourself, artist panel discussion
TEACHING EXPERIENCE • Hood River, OR: raven's tail weaving class • Bellingham Metal Arts Group: micro-mosaic jewelry class • Jansen Art Center: Aleut basket weaving and micro-mosaic jewelry classes • Aboard MV Snowgoose in Southeast Alaska: cedar bark weaving and micro-mosaic jewelry classes • Aboard Island Odyssey (68' ketch) in Haida Gwaii, BC: Aleut basket and raven's tail weaving classes
GALLERIES Current Representation: • Stonington Gallery; Seattle, WA • Lisa's Art Store; Icy Strait Point, AK
Past Representation: Whatcom Museum Shop; Bellingham, WA • Gallery One; Grants Pass, OR • Artist Cove Gallery; Sitka, AK • Jansen Art Center; Lynden, WA • The Crest Gallery; Anchorage, AK • Alpaca Boutique; Gordonsville, VA • Nemo Arts; Anchorage, AK • Folk Tree Collection; Pasadena, CA • Pismo Fine Art Glass; Denver, CO • Lubeznik Center for the Arts; Michigan City, IN • Sim and Friends; Grants Pass, OR • Whimsey; Bellingham, WA • Cashmere Museum; Cashmere, WA
The catalogue to accompany a 2017 exhibit with my husband in Seattle at Stonington Gallery.