I have a non-traditional background that includes a degrees in Chemistry, followed by 40+ years of computer systems design & manufacturing and technology consulting.
In early 2003, a lifelong “hobby” of working with metals was transformed into an “nth stage” career, when I opened my studio in Natick, MA.
Because of the “non-traditional” path that I have taken, my design style is influenced by
a)education (math and science),
b)available technology (TIG welders, micro stakes), and
c) manufacturing (design for manufacturability).
My designs are inspired by nature or geometry, but are then refined using mathematics and engineering, which results in thinking about how to execute the design as part of the design process itself.
While I have some formal training in metalsmithing (Bucks Rock Work Camp, Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, DeCordova Museum and Metalwerx ), I am mostly self taught.
I subscribe to the engineering approach of “try something and then refine it”.