Adjunct Professor, Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Director, Fashion Resource Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Metalsmith.
In arrangements on my work tables, geometry and nature inform me as to shapes and material combinations for jewelry.
My metals teacher, Ted Drendel, was an inspiration and an encouragement.
Most important lesson:
For fashion design students—to apprentice when the position might be unpaid is essential.
Honors and Accolades:
As a faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism and as Founder and Director of the Fashion Resource Center, I was honored as part-time faculty Recipient of Excellence award. I have been a member of the board of Costume Colloquium, Florence, Italy, since 2012. Also, as a metalsmith I have been privileged to exhibit at ID, June Blaker, Robin Richman, and Elements in Chicago.