My attraction to the ancient old inspire me. Stories ingrained in objects to have lead me to a lifetime of exploration in the traditional skills used in a broad range of the arts. For me the link between history, humanity, clay and earth and the techniques of restoration go hand in hand. From a young age I have been developing a variety of skills that have lead me down the path of restoration and making art. I have traveled to foreign countries, dug on archaeological sites, explored and studied both formally and personally in search of this knowledge. I'm blessed for the many teachers I have encountered along the way and the many that shall come.
Formally, I received a Bachelor of Fine Art with an emphasis in Ceramics from CU Boulder in 1999 where I also explored photography, painting, woodworking as well as jewelry.
I have been fortunate since to work using my skills in the arts including, collaborating with artists on large city art installations, building restorations, in galleries, and personal development as a human and artisan. I'm grateful for teaching ceramics at The Art students League of Denver since 2001 where I have learned so much from students, visiting artists and other faculty. Additionally, for the many years of working as a Restoration Specialist at a custom high end frame shop while developing more skill to continue this work on my own.
I'm honored to have worked on some exquisite collections from museums, universities and private clients around the country.
Bringing back frames and art to life re-created and delicately finished to match. Leaving the signs of its unique history with a eye for reading what shall remain untouched.
All these skills have been integral to my love for art making, restoration and conservation of antique frames and art objects.
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