Barbara’s background in the arts began as a dancer with a small modern dance company in NYC. As a student of the Martha Graham technique, she learned how the body moves through space. One movement transitioning to the next with effortless grace. Her designs and energy reflects the same passion she approached dance. Simplicity of movement and design.
“My work is an expression of discovery using metal as a medium inspired by great art, architecture and nature. The designs flow into my mind as I work with the metal shaping, weaving and forging. The end result is as surprising as the start.”
Each piece is hand crafted with a limited supply. New designs are introduced on a regular basis which takes time to develop and create. Please remember, each piece is unique. Matching earrings may be slightly different but will seem the same.
2004 was the start of Barbara’s exploration with metal. Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain said of Barbara’s spring fever work, ” You’ve taken an idea and made it your own. It’s so delicate!”
Barbara’s work has been seen in small jewelry galleries in Maine and Massachusetts. Her work has also been seen in featured shows and juried art galleries such as; DeCordova Museum Student Shows – MA, Karenna Maraj Collection – Belmont, MA, Once in a Blue Moon – Martha’s Vineyard, MA, Vine and Cupboard – Bethel, ME
Barbara has studied with notable Goldsmiths such as; Munya Abagail Upin, Cynthia Eid, Paulette Werger, Jayne Redman, Charles Lewton-Brain, Michael Good, Metalwerx, DeCordova Museum School