I am a self-taught artist who has also studied at McNay Art Institute, The Southwest Craft Center, the University of New Mexico and the University of Louisville.
I have made stained glass, pottery, wood and stone jewelry, calligraphy, folk art and painting.
I created a line of wooden jewelry with over 100 designs made into pins, earrings and bolo ties. In addition to crafting jewelry in wood I also work with bone, stone, shell and antler.
My jewelry is available for sale in the online store, and at various workshops and art and craft shows around the area. I have written a book, “How to Make Southwest Jewelry in Wood“. Advice regarding tools, supplies, materials and safety aspects make this an excellent text for beginners, and the information on design and its execution have much to offer the more experienced craftsperson.
I illustrated several books including “Sometimes Life Ain’t Sweet, You Know” and I have taken photographs for some of my own books “Shaker Ghosts“, “Strange and Wonderful Things“, and “Ghosts, Spirits and Angels“.