I began creating designs for Reconfigured Art Jewelry in 2004. In earlier years, I trained in art at The Lausanne School, Memphis, at Millsaps College , Jackson, Miss.; and Appalachian Center for Crafts, Lebanon.
My concept in jewelry and artworks comes from my lifelong concern for the Earth’s resources. I recycle copper into works of art, adding semi-precious stones — amethysts, crystals, turquoise, obsidian and many others. I also design in sterling silver and gold. The winding road of life is a central theme.
A few highlights: First solo show at The Dickson Art Gallery, Art World News 2006; February 2008, PBS TV show “Tennessee Crossroads;” juried Tennessee Association of Craft Artists show, Nashville. Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (now Tennessee Craft) Emerging Artist of the Year Award.
Reconfigured Art Jewelry exhibits regularly in the juried Pink Palace show, Memphis. Other exhibits: Tubac, AZ., Los Angeles, Phoenix, Treasures for the Holidays at Opryland Hotel; Nashville. RCF jewelry is also sold at xanadugallery.com.
I have been chosen to design 200 limited edition brooches for the Perfect 36 Society for the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument.
RCF jewelry is handcrafted pendants, earrings, chokers, bracelets, necklaces, brooches and rings from $20 to $3,000.
I love creating in the sunshine, listening to Mozart and cool jazz, while the dogs snore at my feet. A customer said, “I can feel the music in your creations.”
I hope you enjoy my work!