My desire as an artist is to create a piece of jewelry that a person is proud to wear or give to a loved one while at the same time it makes them feel beautiful, loved, treasured, or strong. These are the feelings I strive to capture with my work. My artisan jewelry is my connection with others.
I love everything about weaving. I love the different yarns, from the super soft baby alpaca to sturdy merino wool to silky threads. I love the ranges of colors, both natural and dyed, and the wide variety of textures. I love the clatter of the loom as a piece is being brought to life. Finishing a hand-woven piece is a thrill and I love when someone wants to make one of my pieces their own!
I make hand built ceramic pots, inspired by the wildlife of Austin. Most are designed to be planted with succulents.
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