UDAM Teaching Artist; Visual Artist
I teach Jewelry at Mountain View High School, and have for the last 17 years. I teach bench fabrication, lost wax, lapidary, lamp work beads, etching, engraving and enam- eling.
I opened Bipolar Art and Jewelry in 2012, which is a small business where I design, create, and sell my jewelry. I have work in the Sundance Art Gallery and in the Datura Art Gallery. I also make custom jewelry. My winter business comes largely through social media and word of mouth. In the summer and fall have a booth at various farmers mar- kets. I have a portable studio that I take to markets and make while I sell.
I taught silversmithing at Sundance for two years. I teach jewelry making at Mountain View HS in Orem, UT and have since 1999. I enjoy teaching and seeing people make things that they never thought they could.
I love making jewelry and the themes of my work often evolve around other activities that I enjoy. I look to the ocean for inspiration, having grown up in San Diego where I surfed and snorkeled on a regular basis. I rock climb, kay- ak, hike, mountaineer, and do a lot with the outdoors. These themes and many other inspire my work. I really en- joy heading up to the mountains or down to southern Utah and setting up my portable studio and making jewel- ry outdoors