Welcome South, Traveler...
My story began in Antarctica; a world apart from the world. A truly awe-inspiring land saturated with cold, raw, elemental beauty. As a Science Support Carpenter, I traveled to many field locations--the geological South Pole, sea ice camps, The Dry Valleys, and coastal penguin rookeries (to name a few)--acquiring many skills along the way. Antarctica shaped me like the rocks along its shoreline. Today I am a competent woodworker and pyrography (i.e. "wood burning") artist who uses her calloused hands to create out of joy rather than obligation.
Most of my wood materials are locally sourced from my home in Missoula, Montana; however, I am also using exotic reclaimed wood from around the world for my jewelry collection. I draw inspiration from my travels, wild creatures, as well as from my beautiful home state. The aim is to capture the character of the wood along with the intentions of my mind. Every piece is unique. Every piece has a story.
I also love bringing personal visions into reality. I will happily take on commissioned compositions upon individual request.
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Keep living life by the compass. It will take you to great places.