My work reflects my love of practical and functional design, drawing, building and hand construction, pattern and texture, and the play between positive and negative space. Woodworking is the lens through which I view the world around me, anything can be a source for inspiration, and my workshop is my personal creative sanctuary.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
In 1990, in a 7th grade wood shop class, I fell in love with the scroll saw. In that class, I invented my first wall mounted jewelry display for my mother as a gift for her birthday. A decade later, post college, I found work in the financial industry. After a few years, I felt a pull toward more creative endeavors and sought out a career counselor who encouraged me to pursue my woodworking passion. Not long after, I began assembling a basement work shop and opened up an Etsy shop to start selling my designs on the side. I am currently a stay at home parent and run this business during the hours when my two young boys are in school.
This is me in my home workshop standing next to my scroll saw, my most beloved piece of machinery.
The first thing I ever made on a scroll saw in my 7th grade woodshop class was this elephant box stand. I keep this old project in my work shop to remind me of the spark that ignited my love of woodworking in 1990.
This photo shows the first jewelry display I made on a scroll saw in my 7th grade woodshop class. Although it was more function over form, my mom used it for almost 20 years!