1. Coffee or Vodka?
Tea. Lots and lots of tea.
2. Why did you become a designer?
I have always been very motivated to work with my hands and continually inspired by ethnographic artisans that I have had the pleasure of learning from during my archaeological expeditions. Goldsmithing found me unexpectedly, but has been the perfect blend of my artistic and archaeological interests.
3. Who is your ultimate muse?
For my home Agnes Martin. For life Christopher Marley. For design the ancient world and ethnographic artisans, primarily weavers.
4. Where do you see your business 5 years from now?
Ideally I would love to have a workshop of artisans, allowing me time to produce a small selection of highly technical one of a kind pieces. I already have ideas to last at least 10 years. I also hope to continue studying/ figuring out how to make more ancient chains and develop my granulation skill set to create some truly remarkable pieces.
5. Why did you choose to exhibit at Metal & Smith?
I like the idea of a smaller showing of exhibitors and no cases! Im hoping it will facility casual interactions and a more playful environment as apposed to the aimless less invested wandering of a larger show.