Art has always been an important part of my life. I have expressed myself using many different media..... pottery, jewelry, food and graphic design. I was introduced to Kumihimo in 2010 using the foam disk and plate. Today, most of my pieces are made on the Marudai. I combine fine silk threads and yarns in many different colors, precious stones, silver and Japanese glass beads to create a unique piece that balances refined sophistication with unexpected, playful details.
I have taken many workshops in wire work, precious metal clay, beadweaving and kumihimo and combine all the disciplines to create my own style.
In Oct. 2014 I spent time in Japan. There I studied fiber braids with Makiko Tada, a respected master teacher of the art. Since that experience I am fascinated with Japanese silk and the wide variety and complexity of braids. The Japanese aesthetics has taught me that clean, simple design speaks directly to peoples’ sense of balance and proportion and leaves an impression that is both lasting and emotionally satisfying.
Great design is color, story, rhythm, texture.