Although I have been designing, crafting and selling wearable art for over 25 years, I like to think of myself as teacher first and then as a metalsmith artist. Through the years, I have helped several of my students launch careers in jewelry art. Even more fulfilling is the pleasure I get teaching those who attend my class seeking relaxation, diversion or simply the desire to create something beautiful. I love what I do. And in the end, isn’t effective teaching an art in itself?
Carlow University, B.A. in English Lit. I attended Metalsmithing classes at PCA for 2 years, then moved on to private lessons in from Anna and Jan Loney in their studios. I have been teaching Metalsmithing at both PCA and Sweetwater Center for the Arts for nearly twenty years. My studio is in Fox Chapel where I teach weekly classes as well as craft custom pieces and a collection of jewelry for sale.