ARTIST STATEMENT

Our jewelry is sculpture in a diminutive scale whose full significance is revealed when it is worn on the body. We make bold, dynamic forms which create a bridge between shapes whose roots are organic and those which are based more on architecture and geometry. We embrace the challenge of making work which is light and comfortable, yet powerful in scale and concept.

The tactile aspect of our work is as important to us as it's visual signature and a piece must be exciting and sensual, to the hand as well as visually. Our work is very three dimensional and we often use open latices and gridwork to expose multiple layers. Fold forming and anticlastic raising are also used to create volume and form. Kinetic motion is an important aspect of our work, imbuing the pieces with fluidity and animation. We enjoy the technical aspect of goldsmithing and the way that clasps and mechanisms function like small machines which are totally integrated into the aesthetics of a piece. We also cut our own stones,making them as dynamic and expressive as the metalwork while creating a seamless flow between the two mediums.

SELECTED PAST EXHIBITIONS

Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington D.C. 2012
“The Art of Gold” Traveling Show 2002-2006

  • Mint Museum
  • Crocker Museum
  • Arkansas Art Center
  • University of Richmond
  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art

American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL 2003-2006, 2008, 2010-2013
Racine Museum. “Magnificent Extravagance – Artists & Opulence” Racine, WI 2005
Philadelphia Museum Craft Show 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011
Museum of Art, Tallahassee, FL, “Extreme Metal” 2003
Aaron Faber Gallery, New York City, NY 1995 to 2010, Retrosepctive Show 2013
DeNovo, Palo Alto, CA 1994 - present
Mobilia Gallery, Boston, MA, Solo Show 1994 - present
S.O.F.A. Sculptural Objects, Functional Art, Chicago, IL and NYC, NY 1994 - present
Baltimore American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD 1992 - present
Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA 2002-2003
Concepts Gallery, Carmel, CA, Two Person Shows, 1993 to 2001
Contemporary Crafts Museum, Houston, TX, Opening Show, 2001
Wustum Museum - “The Ring” - Racine, Wisconsin 2001
Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM 1998, 1999
Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC 1999, 2006
Breit Collection, Tokyo, Japan 1994, 1998
American Craft Museum, Gold & Silver Show, New York City, NY, 1998
Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC 1995, 1996, 1997
Hipotesi Gallery, Barcelona Spain 1993
Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA 1987
Glass and Metal Exhibition, Pforzheim, West Germany 1986

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Boston Museum of Fine Arts,permanent collection;2007
Museum of Art and Design, New York City, NY permanent collection;1998
Smithsonian Institute National Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery,
Washington, DC permanent collection: 1996

AWARDS

Second Place / St. Louis Arts Show 2009 & 2010
First Place / Headley Whitney Museum/Design Competition, Louisville Ky. 2007
First Place / Jewelry Award, American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD 2002
American Craft Council, Baltimore, National Show, First Place, 2001
Niche Award Finalist, Niche Magazine, 1998
Niche Award Winners, 2001
Jurors Cash Award, Lancaster Museum, Lancaster, PA, 1999
Excellence in Design Award, Philadelphia Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA, 1992
Jurors Award, Southwest Arts Festival, Albuquerque, NM, 1988
First Place, Art in the Rocky Mountains States, Denver, CO, 1987
Best of Show, Colorado Artist Craftsman Annual Show, Denver, CO, 1987
Third Place, Spectrum Award, American Gem Trade Association, 1984

PUBLICATIONS

Masters: Gemstones Lark Publications 2008
“1000 Rings” a Lark Publication, 2004
American Style Magazine, December 2004, feature article “Wise Move”
Arte Y Joya, March-April, 2001
Society of North American Goldsmiths Exhibition in Print, 1998.
Ornament Magazine, Cover Article, Fall 1990, 1995.
Lapidary Journal, Cover Article, May, 1995.
Ornament Magazine, Winter, 1995.
Oro Y Hora Magazine, Barcelona, Spain, 1993.
Santa Fe Magazine, October, 1988.
Korean Metalsmithing Magazine, March, 1988.

INSTRUCTOR AND JUROR

Penland School of Art, North Carolina, Instructors, two-week metals workshop, 2003
American Craft Council Shows, Juror, 1993, 2002
Worchester Center for Crafts,Worcester Ma. 3 day workshop 1998
Society of North American Goldsmiths, Instructor, five-day workshop, Taos, NM, 1997
Philadelphia College of Art, Instructor, three-day workshop, 1994.
Escola de Ljotja, Barcelona, Spain, Instructor, two-week seminar, 1993.
Loyola University, Chicago, IL, Instructor, two-day lapidary workshop, 1992.
New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair, Juror, May, 1990.
Northern Arizona University, Instructor, two-day lapidary workshop, April, 1990.