I started my life in an edgy little steel town left with the image of the nighttime sky glowing pink from the blast furnaces 24 hours a day. It is this image that I have subconsciously recreated in my studio with my torch; heating, soldering, welding, coloring, and melting metal, not quite 24 hours a day, but close! I work mostly in copper using vitreous enamels, sometimes for their colors, but mostly as a patina adding texture and an aged effect to my pieces. I continue my love of fire by torch-firing my enamel pieces, which gives my work an earthy, hearty feeling. Working (wo)man’s jewelry meant to be worn everyday.