Author & Artisan
I am drawn to the random beauty of natural objects and the precision of geometry. I am inspired by and embrace randomness – in nature, events, encounters, and mistakes. As my friend, Mary, taught me: “A mistake is just an opportunity for a rapid design change.” My raw materials include copper, brass, nickel, silver, ceramics, glass, natural stone, and pearls, combined with found objects such as pottery shards, shells, old wire, and guitar strings. My jewelry pieces are all hand-crafted, sometimes whimsical, and they all have a story behind them. My second love is photography. I have several sets of greeting cards that include local sights, the carved angels of Bay Saint Louis, and Naked Man – slightly naughty greeting cards.
I grew up in Chattahoochee, a small town in the panhandle of Florida. My Grandfather lived a few miles away in a small community – Flatcreek. Flatcreek symbolizes the center of who I am. My concepts of goodness, faith and beauty are rooted in the stories and places in and around this tiny community. My studio name honors this deep connection.
My family and I lived in Huntsville, AL for over two decades where the original “Flatcreek Studio” was established in a 100-year-old log cabin. After 27 years of teaching art, I retired and followed my husband and best friend to Bay Saint Louis, MS. Flatcreek Studios – “deep south” – is now found in Bay Saint Louis, MS, in another 100-year-old home.
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