Tuesday, December 8, 2009

oohhh nancy

perhaps it's a little late to be writing about this, but this past summer i had the opportunity to join my friends, nate wellman and fionn mccabe in a collaborative art project called "oh nancy." each artist created work authenticating the "oh nancy" story (which involves sky messengers, the champion of the sea, talking seals, and a football team who is run by the corn alliance, a group of religious extremists). i worked with alison layton to create championship football rings for the corn alliance football team. art pulse magazine recently published a review about "oh nancy", featuring an image of our football rings. click here to read it.
championship football rings:

here are a few other images from the show.
player cards by vanessa irzyk:

sculptures by nate wellman:

painting by daniel szymanowski:

the show was on view at gallery diet in miami this past summer, and will hopefully travel elsewhere.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

SMFA holiday sale!

Oh, its that time of year again... holiday sale time! Fortunately, I don't think I'll really be participating in any holiday bazaars, craft shows, etc. (though I will be attending them!!!). I will, however, have a few things at the SMFA InsideOut sale.

Sale Dates:
November 18, 12-8 pm
Opening Celebration: 5-8 pm
November 19, 12-8 pm
November 20, 12-6 pm
November 21, 12-6 pm
November 22, 12-6 pm

Aaaaand, here's a pic of my "office" at SMFA.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

carlsbad caverns

one of the highlights of my trip to santa fe was visiting the carlsbad caverns. the main room has walkways that are lit up so you can see the massive cave and rock formations. we also took a guided tour with flashlights, which was really amazing. my favorite formation was the sparkly "christmas tree" (pictured above). at that point, the tour guide had us turn off our flashlights, and we couldn't even see our hands in front of our faces. really neat.

Monday, September 7, 2009

500 plastic jewelry designs

Oh my, how I love Lark Book compilations! I was recently published in this one; 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs, curated by the fabulous Susan Sloan (pages 246 and 394). The funny thing is, I took an epoxy resin workshop at Haystack with Susan when I was 19. Before the workshop, I never used color in my work. Though I don't use epoxy in my current work, my use of color is apparent. I will also be in the traveling show associated with this book, Transmutations: Material Reborn.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Website Updated!

Visit my website to view my new work! And here are some images of my newest work the will be in sienna gallery's upcoming show, stimulus.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Brookline Open Studios This Weekend!

I will be at the Brookline Arts Center all weekend for Brookline Open Studios, showing off my goods. It is 86 Monmouth st., in Brookline (at the St. Mary's T stop, C line or the Fenway T stop) from 11AM-6PM. Stop by and say hi, and pull me out of my boredom!

Grand Canyon

I went backpacking in the Grand Canyon for a week. It was awesome!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Decorative Resurgence

In conjunction with the SNAG conference, Rowan University Art Gallery is holding a contemporary jewelry exhibit inspired by historical decoration and ornamentation. Unfortunately, I can't make it there to see it myself, but it looks like a really great show, and my yellow/pyrite necklace is in it (pictured). The opening reception is April 23, and the closing reception is May 24. If you happen to be going, take a picture for me?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Alternative Material Jewelry at SMFA

I am pleased to announce that I'll be teaching an alternative material jewelry class at the Museum School this summer, for Continuing Education. To sign up, or for more information, click here . Also, this is a necklace that I cast in connecting links.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009


my "last frontier" antler necklace is in march's issue of ELLE! it came out of a series of souvenirs inspired by issues in alaskan environmentalism. you can purchase it here.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

engagement rings

I had never made an engagement ring before, but when my friend came to me with the request of one with a raw diamond, i jumped on it. this one is palladium with a 3ct raw diamond set in it, and diamonds flush set around the sides. the other is palladium with a garnet i cut myself. it was fun to search through ebay to find the "perfect" raw diamond. they come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and brilliancy. this one was neat because it came to a point on either side; with 8 less-defined facets. i liked that it was slightly shimmery: