My passion is equally divided between creating works of art and teaching others how to be creative.
I am driven to pass on my knowledge and enthusiasm for making things to others.
I studied metalworking and woodworking in secondary school, completed a three-year apprenticeship with a traditional cabinetmaker and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a B.F.A. in Industrial Design. I continue to pursue studies in puppetry, primitive technology and eighteenth-century crafts.
I have presented workshops and demonstrations in schools at the kindergarten through university levels as well as at museums, nature centers, and seasonal festivals. I have also appeared on national television - CBS “Sunday Morning” and HGTV’S ”That’s Clever!” (See HOME page for a link)
I am a Teaching Artist affiliated with the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and have been awarded numerous public and private grants to support my programs.
In addition to teaching, I operate Made on Earth Studio where I design and build furniture, cabinetry and sculpture - and prepare for educational programs.