studio jewelry

New Orleans Lafayette Cemetery

  On a recent trip to New Orleans I was captivated (like many) by the above ground cemeteries. We visited the Lafayette plots in NOLA’s Garden District where the stone, stucco, brick, and iron have acquired painterly patinas over the generations. Having always been drawn to surfaces that are a bit battered, I took many… Continue Reading

2017 Bead&Button Show Class Catalog

                      We’re having ourselves a real Wisconsin winter (minus 8 degrees or so with a wind chill that hammers that temp down even more). Too cold to snowshoe. But perfect for staying inside and browsing the 2017 Bead&Button Show Catalog! I’ll be instructing  again at… Continue Reading

Mount Mary Starving Artists’ Show

The Starving Artists’ Show draws thousands of people to the grounds of the Mount Mary University campus every September. A longtime favorite Milwaukee venue, the SA Show is run by volunteers and benefits a scholarship fund at the college. I’m so glad that I was juried in again this year. As is typical, once the… Continue Reading

Jewelry at the Domes

Our local society of jewelry-makers is hosting “Jewelry at the Domes Gift Show” on Saturday, May 2, from 9am to 4pm. The venue for this gig is the Milwaukee Park Conservatory, a horticultural landmark featuring three exhibit domes: the Tropical dome, the Desert dome, and the Show dome (changing exhibits). I’m pleased to be selling… Continue Reading

Upcoming Teaching Gigs

As Spring makes a tentative arrival in Wisconsin, I’m gearing up to teach at The Shake Rag Center for the Arts in Mineral Point, and at the Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee. Can’t wait to meet my new students, and reconnect with former students and longtime colleagues. Now, off to pack those student kits! Continue Reading