My work is an extension of who I am.
I have fond childhood memories of exploring the woods, fields, and creeks of Ohio and falling in love with nature. This love of the natural world and being outdoors created the perfect backdrop for imagining that I was in some of my favorite fairy tales. I could become the characters I read about with some creative touches and a little bit of imagination. That love of fantasy and the natural world plays a large inspiration into my designs even today.
All the pieces you see are made by hand in Columbus, Ohio by myself with some occasional help from my husband, Jared Smith. Many pieces are also casts of original sculpts that we've lovingly carved in jeweler's wax and cast in quality metals. My greatest joy in this arduous process of creating items by hand is knowing that the love I have for them transfers and evolves in the hands of their new owners.