My approach is very different from other modern jewelry. While each Lost & Forged piece is a handmade original, most jewelry makers mass produce by mechanized casting.
My process differs dramatically from other handmade jewelry metalsmiths, too. While I transform mundane old metal objects, most metalsmiths fabricate their pieces from wire and sheet metal.
The act of reshaping something old is challenging but rewarding. It means something very special to me.
It stands for achieving surprising possibilities and changes in our lives and our world.
Have you ever felt trapped by the limitations of a job or a relationship, by your own habits or by a world stuck in its ways? I have, and I know it can be so frustrating!
I strongly believe, though, in the possibility of transformation.
We can grow, change course, create a better world and heal our planet.
This is why I bend silverware and other old metal objects for my art.
For example, I transform a fork into contemporary jewelry as an emphatic reminder of hidden possibilities.
Every Lost & Forged creation celebrates a story of surprising transformation.
I hope my work will inspire and remind you to seek greater possibilities than ever ever before.