“For the last 20+ years I have been working on rooftops all around Central Virginia replacing and installing standing seam metal roofing. While doing so, I get to see the world from a very different perspective than most people. I greatly enjoy solving problems with sheet metal on said rooftops, however, it wasn't anything I could readily integrate into my studio practice. When I took an enameling class at the Penland School of Craft in 2017, all of a sudden, pieces started to click, and I was able to turn the roofing copper into wearable art. This has led me further down the path of working with Argentium silver, setting stones, and turning my daily views and impressions from high above into everyday wearable items.”

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