Resurrected Piano


photo-2Resurrected Piano

This is the piano I recently stripped for the public outdoor sculpture project I’m a part of entitled “From the Ground Up” which will be displayed in Boeing Creek Park in Shoreline,WA this summer. The sound of cutting the wires was quite extraordinary, so I recorded it and it was featured on the Sound of the Day with KUOW on May 28th. I will be installing large-scale jewelry suspended between the trees in the park. The art will be installed late July-early August and will remain up into October. More details and progress to follow!

Artist Trust Auction


Artist Trust Auction

Sometimes the work just disappears…..
You make something for an auction, and if you are lucky, you remember to photograph it. Chances are, you may never learn who took it home. If you are anything like me, you will forget what you made. So here’s to documentation in 2013 and more blogging, about art and life!!!

Coyote Central


Welcome to 2012! I had the pleasure of teaching for Coyote Central this past fall and will be continuing to teach for them during their winter term. If you don’t know about Coyote Central, and live in Seattle, you must check them out (especially if you have children)! In brief, they are a non-profit arts organization that offers some of the most unique classes to 5th-8th graders; from composing your own movie score to welding. And of course, I must mention metal arts, as I am teaching the basics of jewelry making in their newly designed, beautiful building. Check out the student work in the picture below. None of them had ever worked with metal or used metal-smithing hand tools before! You can find out about Coyote Central by going to

Seattle Sampling & Holiday Studio Sale Dec. 2, 3, & 4

This year I am a part of Seattle Sampling, a self-guided art & craft studio sale and tour featuring 39 artists at 12 studio locations across Seattle. Our regular holiday sale, featuring in-studio jewelers and up-cycled sweaters will follow the same dates and hours.  All are welcome!

LOCATION (In the International District)

1426 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98144

Visit the SEATTLE SAMPLING website for an artist map and more details!

Friday, December 2 4-9 pm
Saturday, December 3 10am-5pm
Sunday, December 4 10am-5pm

PRATT HOLIDAY SALE: Nov. 19 & 20, 10 am-7 pm

Pratt Fine Art Center’s annual Holiday Sale is happening one weekend only this year! This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. Not only will there be tons of fabulous crafts for sale, but you can also MAKE your own crafts in their studios!

Di Luce Design (aka Jennifer Bennett) will have unique jewelry for sale, featuring up-cycled antique lace earrings and steel/sterling hand-woven designs. Something old, mixed with something new, inspired by materials all round us.

1902 South Main St.

Seattle, WA 98144