We have been collaborating artists our entire married lives. Our work is always evolving. The experiences we share, or individually participate in, become a part of what we create. Bruce photographs and throws pots and I paint and create jewelry and other objects from precious metals. Bruce's photos are sometimes the inspiration or reference for my paintings and often times I sculpt and carve into his pottery. The results from our combined knowledge and skills becomes something beautiful that we enjoy sharing. Enjoy.

Aug 29, 2010

Sterling Silver hand cut converse sneaker earrings with red shoe laces

This is one of the last pair of "shoe" earring series that I did a while back.  I think I must have made 50 pair of different kinds of foot ware! I cut out many different styles of high heels, boots (combat, high heel, etc), flip flops.... it proved to be very time consuming and although fun to explore the design world of shoes, I just got tired of it. PLEASE COMMENT, THANK YOU.

Aug 26, 2010

"Made in New York: the art of the Vessel"

Sterling Dancing Figure earrings with black onyx faces $65 SOLD

These are by far my favorite design in earrings!  I made myself a pair 15 years ago and if I had a nickle for every compliment I've been given on these I'd.....well you know the rest!  I make each pair a little different each time I make them. These are really happy guys!!!  comment? Although these are sold I can make a similar pair for you.

Lapis Lazuli pendent on sterling chain with glass beads $150

This little gem gave me a hard time to set. The back is open rather than set on a solid backing of silver. This makes the piece lighter and when the stone is transparent light may pass through it.  The chain was fun to make and I think the beautiful blue beads set off the deep rich blue of the Lapis.  Let me know what you think by posting a comment!  Thanks.

Aug 23, 2010

"Precious Serpentine" its a great color! $75

Sterling Silver double half round with bezeled Precious Serpentine stone/size 8.5/$75

"Spring Peeper on Lilly"

ahhhh, finally done!

Aug 22, 2010

Spent the last two days buried in my studio...I must clean soon!  Finished this lilly with peeper painting. I'll post the finished painting tomorrow. Couldn't get the light today with all the overcast and rain to take a photo. Not sure how I feel about it.  I don't have the connection I have with the dandelion with peeper painting.
 My next and final in this series will be a red bee balm with peeper!  Found a canvas I had stretched boat canvas on with some of my abandoned beginnings yesterday...wrinkled but I popped the staples and actually ironed it from the back and re-stretched it.  Good to go now for more frogee research.  Any ideas?

Aug 18, 2010

Starting a new canvas the same size as the dandelion with spring peeper.  I'm thinking orange lily, however, I never realized how difficult a color orange is to work with...have changed the background color three times.  Originally wanted to do a series of three, yellow (dandelion) with purple, orange (lily) with blue, and red (bee balm) with green....not working, so I changed my strategy. 

Aug 9, 2010

"Face in the Window"$38

This little 4" pot was thrown on the wheel by Bruce and while
it was leather hard I decided to put a little window in it with this elfin face
looking out!  Bruce glazed it celadon (except for the face) and then I rubbed silver leaf oil based
paint over his little face.  What do you think?