College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, B.A. (Art)

Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont, M.F.A. (Visual Arts)

Studied photography with Ron James, Carol Henry, Holly Roberts, Kerik Kouklis and BrianTaylor


Good as Gold: Alternative Materials in American Jewelry, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C. 1981 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service l982-1986

Arsenals: Aggression in Jewelry, Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany 1991

  • Deutsches Klingenmuseum, Solingen, Germany 1991

  • Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich, Switzerland 1992

Currents: 10 Monterey Bay Artists, The Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California 1993

Jewels and Gems: Collecting California Jewelry, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California 1994

Signals: Late Twentieth-Century American Jewelry, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 1996

  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Montréal, Montreal, Canada 1998

  • Parsons School of Design, New York , New York 1998

SCHMUCK 98 and SCHMUCK 99, Sonderschau der 50. Internationalen Handwerksmesse, München, Munich, Germany 1998, 1999

*Graduate Exhibition, Wood Art Gallery, Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont 1998

*Postmodern Alchemy, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California 2000

eMotion Pictures: Orthopedics in Art, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Washington D.C. 2001 —2002

Metal Under Glass, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri and The National Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, Tennessee 2002

Unwearable Art: Clothing in New Media, The Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California 2002

Valuables: Jewelry in the New Millennium, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California 2003

Tenth Triennial Exhibition, Corporal Identity: Body Language

  • Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany 2003

  • Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York 2004

*Necessitous Accessories and Other Works, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, California 2003

Beyond the Mines: The Art of Gold, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California 2003

  • University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia

  • The Arkansas Arts Center, Little rock, Arkansas (2004)

  • Mint Museum of Art and Design, Charlotte, North Carolina(2004)

  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska(2005)

Wearable Parables, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California 2004

Aquatic Influences, Pratt Museum, Homer, Alaska 2005

Edges of Grace: Provocative, Uncommon Craft, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts 2006

*Solo Exhibition, Fresno Art Center, Fresno, California 2006

Well Dressed: An Exhibition Exploring the Cultural, Historical, Spiritual and Economic Implications of Attire, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, New York 2007


Jewelry and Metal Arts II, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, California 1992 to 1998


CraftSummer, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1988, 1995

Ecole de Joaillerie it de Metaux d’Art de Montreal 1989

Penland School, Penland, North Carolina 1990

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine l990, 1996, 2000, 2007

Metal Arts Guild, Toronto, Canada, 1995

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 1993, 1994, 1996,1997, 1998,1999, 2008

Alaska Metal Arts Guild 2002

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida 2015


Lecture, A Feminist Perspective, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan l987

Lecture, The Politics of Materials, 21st Annual Conference of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Seattle, WA 1993

Lecture, “Women and the Craft Arts,” Women, Craft and Art History Conference, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. 1993

Panel: Interweaving Contemporary Art and Material Culture Studies Chacmool Conference, Art for Archaeology’s Sake, Calgary, Canada 2000

Panel co-moderator, The Price of Gold, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Cleveland, Ohio 2006

Lecture, Ethical Metalsmiths (with Christina Miller), Carry the Can Conference, London, England 2006

Lecture, Ethical Metalsmiths, Making Futures 2009- The Crafts in the Context of Emerging Global Sustainability Agendas, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, England 2009


Technic: A Collection of Techniques for Metalsmiths, “Hydraulic Die Forming” Tim McCreight, ed. Brynmorgan Press, 1992

Metalsmith, A Feminist Perspective, Fall l987

Metalsmith, Jewelry: It’s Not a Pretty Picture, Summer 1991

Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths, Carmel, California, 20-Ton Press 1993

Metalsmith, The Price of Gold, Summer 2004

Metalsmith, "Owning Up: What it Means to Possess," Summer 2007

Choosing Craft: The Artist's Viewpoint, “A Feminist Perspective,” Vicki Halper and Diane Douglas, Ed.The North Carolina University Press, Chapel Hill 2009


A. Pinzer, Los Angeles Times, A Sense of Time and Place, December l4, l980

C. Simons, Smithsonian, Modern Jewelry Shows its Stuff, December l981 (photo)

C. Temin, The Boston Globe, Crafts, July 25, l985

V. Dalkey, The Sacramento Bee, Making Statements, Women Artists Create Images that Boldly Speak Their Minds, October 15, l989

K. Trapp, The Museum of California, Jewels and Gems: Collecting California Jewelry, Summer 1994

T. Turner, Metalsmith, Issues & Intent: Contemporary American Metalwork, Summer 1996

N. Jacquard, Lemel, Journal of the Jewelers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, February 1997

G. Mannisto, American Craft, Signals: The Body as the Ultimate Medium of Worldly Exchange, May 1997

M. Eich, Schmuck, Aus dem unheimlichen Reich des Lebendigen, December/January 1999

J. Dawson, The Washington Post, Museum of the Muses, May 17. 2001

P. Peet, Metalsmith, Postmodern Alchemy, Metalsmith, Spring 2001

G. Brown, Metalsmith, Metal Under Glass, Fall 2002

A. Dubois, American Craft, Metal Under Glass, August/September 2002

500 Necklaces: Contemporary Interpretations of a Timeless Form, Lark Books, A Division of Sterling Publishing, Inc., New York 2006

500 Enameled Objects, A Celebration of Color on Metal, Lark Books, A Division of Sterling Publishing, Inc., New York 2009

METALSMITH 1998, 1999, 2007 Exhibition in Print (photo)

Ornament, (Magazine) California Jewelry, Vol. 8, No. 2, l984 (photo)

Ornament, (Magazine) Scents and Non-Scents, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1985 (photo)