Wood, fiber, glass
Lately, I have been focusing much of my creativity in woodturning and woodworking.
My father loved boats and as a child, we built a 55’ schooner up in the woods of Poulsbo before moving it to Bainbridge Island in the mid-1960s. My father could make anything with wood and taught me many of those skills. This love of creating with wood has resurfaced many years later where I am using my wood lathe and other tools to create beautiful bowls, mugs, pens and jewelry.
I have been known to incorporate fused glass elements in my wood pieces and jewelry as I’ve been fusing glass objects and jewelry for almost twenty years. My love of fiber arts, taught to me by my mother, is another way I have come creatively back home. All of my pieces are woven, knitted, crocheted or assembled by me using hand spun yarn purchased from local merchants or farms. In several of my pieces I use my own hand-spun, hand dyed or painted yarn.
I have shown my work at the Port Townsend Artist’s Co-Op, Port Ludlow Art League Gallery, Bainbridge Studio Tour, Art in the Woods Studio Tour, Art Port Townsend Studio Tour, Port Townsend Art Fair, Bay Club Port Ludlow as well as many local businesses showcasing local art on the Olympic Peninsula. My work has been featured in the The Leader and Seattle Times newspapers as well as the Port Ludlow Voice Magazine as a featured artist. Additionally, my jewelry is currently available for sale at an art gallery in Tequisquiapan, Queretaro MX.