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Meet the Artist

 

At the age of 11 I began apprenticing for Amy Kirkpatrick, a bench jeweler, on the small island of Martha's Vineyard. I learned how to handcraft jewelry and how to operate the in's and out's of a retail business as an artist. 

When I was a sophomore in high school I briefly learned how to enamel. I then combined it with my metalsmithing experience and started my own business at 16. I was awarded to graduate high school a year early at the top of my class, still at 16, and pursue higher level education.

 

I then started my BFA in Craft with a concentration in metals at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, OR in the Fall of 2013.

 

Before I moved across the country, I started showing my work at the Vineyard Artisans Festivals in West Tisbury, MA. I was enthusiastically welcomed and well-supported as one of the youngest artisans. Since then, I’ve been showing my work there every summer.

 

I've finished my BFA at the age of 20. I've begun to work sculpturally as a traditional silversmith, in addition to making wearables. I enjoy pivoting back and forth between jewelry and functional utilitarian objects. I continue to combine art and science in my work as I want to share the gift of knowledge through interacting with my sculptures while sparking an appreciation for craft.