I fancy myself an artist. At least that’s what it says on my passport. My studio is located in Toronto just up the street from the lake. It is in this city that I paint – canvases and murals. I also teach. I have always believed that we are all capable of expressing our unique perspective through artistic practice; an idea I attempt to instill in each of my students, whether expert or beginner.
Over the last 12 years I have dedicated much of my artistic energies to creating jewellery – beautiful objects with which I’ve been fascinated since childhood. The way light danced around the room when the sun found its way into my Great Grandmother’s jewellery box is a memory I keep firmly tucked inside my pocket. With eyes closed, I can still see the room sparkle.
I make celebratory adornments. Jewellery for life’s big moments, if you will. My hope is that the pieces I design for a client will speak to who she is, what she wants and where she’s going. My work is made to mark occasions but my intention is always to make the wearer look and feel remarkable.
Each piece is meticulously handcrafted with the finest materials and a timeless sense of elegance. Both of these factors serve my greatest design goal: that what I create will become a cherished heirloom, loved and worn again in the future.