b. 1987, Canada
Currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada
I fell in love with metalsmithing in 2018, after a long history of creative expression in other mediums. In 2010, I graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design with a degree in Drawing and Painting. After traveling extensively, training as a midwife, and returning to Toronto a single mother, I was yearning to create again. I began experimenting with metal on a whim and have become a self-taught metalsmith. I am not sure I could say that I chose this medium; my impression is that it chose me.
In those wonderful and mysterious moments when my ego is out of the way, I experience a deeper creative force. This results in work that has an inherent sense of quality, including its hand-made imperfections. I have learned to trust this process in the creative realms and throughout my life.
My artistic practice is minimalist, allowing the metal to express itself through texture and form. In my home studio, I solder, melt, fuse, saw, file, shape, and hammer until a piece feels complete. I collect and re-use my own scrap metal and filings by melting them down to create new forms or by applying them in my fused and textured 'Topography' pieces. I use natural and ethically sourced stones from trusted lapidary artisans.
My aim is to alchemically integrate my business and my spiritual practice. To live and work this way brings me great joy.