I was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. I have been interested in arts and crafts all of my life. I have done cross stitch, petit point, Hardanger embroidery, crochet, painting, origami, as well as designed and made teddy bears. I love working with my hands.
I became interested in jewellery when my step-father took a class at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre in Regina and I was fascinated by the things he made. Years later, as a gift, my mother signed me up for the same class. I was instantly hooked!! It always amazes me how a simple piece of sheet silver or wire can be transformed by applying a seemingly endless range of techniques into something beautiful and wearable! Shortly after that, I began taking Lampwork classes to learn to make my own glass beads.
I have taken most of the jewellery and Lampwork classes offered at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre and I will continue to take classes and work in my studio to see where my ideas can take me!