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I have been fortunate to have traveled extensively and those adventures through other cultures, and my natural surroundings, have greatly inspired my work. 
Each piece begins with a whisper of a design and a dream of what it can be. Then, an original, hand-crafted base is created of American or exotic woods like Ambrosia Maple, Red Oak, Padauk, Patagonian Rosewood, Canary, Zebra; their names evoking memories of the places that have influenced my creativity. 
I use reed and cane to build original pieces, creating only one unique piece. The final finish encapsulates the integrity of the piece and preserves it as an heirloom. 

It has been the realization of a dream to participate in the top shows in America and a tremendous honor to have my work featured by The Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

 

I create only one.  Everyone deserves an original.  

Honors & Shows, to date:

2024 The Smithsonian Craft Show

2023 Philadelphia Museum of Art

2023 The Smithsonian Craft Show

2022 ACC Juror

2022 Philadelphia Museum of Art

2021 Philadelphia Museum of Art

2021 The Smithsonian Craft Show

2020 Philadelphia Museum of Art

2020 The Smithsonian Craft Show

2020 National Basketry Organization, Members in             Print 2, Juried Exhibition

2019 Philadelphia Museum of Art

2019 Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen,

          Benchmark Award, Resolved Design

2019 Master Artisan Status Awarded

          Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

2018 Goggleworks, Reading, PA - First

2017 Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, First 

2016 Rochester Museum & Science Center, First 

2016 Art in the Gardens, Canandaigua, NY

          First place, Judge's Award

2016 Lincoln Center, New York City, NY. 

          Best New Artist

2015 Art in the Gardens, Canandaigua, NY

          First place, Judge's Award,

2015 Clothesline Festival, Rochester, NY

          Judge's Merit Award 

2012 Chestnut Hill, PA - Second, Crafts

2012 Pearl S. Buck, Bucks County, PA

          National Historic Landmark Museum

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It's not often that you'll find me in a pitching gondola on a choppy canal.   I'm usually behind the camera biting my lip.   
The Grand Canal, Venice.  

"Whatever your hands find to do,

you must do with all your heart".   

                                           John Hiatt

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