has been a jeweler since the late 1960’s.
After many years of retail mostly from her home/studio in Rockport, MA,
she closed her studio to the public, opened an Etsy store and experimented with
ways of using the new found freedom. Teaching came as a natural extension of
loving the creative process and wishing to share it. Knowing that is was seeing
people spin at fiber shows that sparked an interest that grew into a deep love,
she started doing spontaneous public displays of creativity aided by the tools
she carries in her car. She now sees herself as a “craftivist”. Thinking that
quick and simple projects encourage more people to jump in and try, her classes
focus on practical mini projects that can be made using simple techniques and
few tools. Many of these projects have dual uses.
This new freedom has allowed her to focus
on music. She is a member
of the sea shanty group, Three Sheets to the Wind which performs around the New
England area. Mixing music with fiber, she has developed an interest in
learning traditional songs about spinning, weaving and all things fiber.