Because they convey concepts along with beauty, I enjoy using ancient symbols in my work. Japanese Kanji and Celtic Runes are my favorites as their simple lines allow for variations of surface texture without losing their meaning. The Kanji for “Friend”, “Healing”, “Birth/Life” and “Peace” and the Runes for “Protection” and “Gift/Love” work especially well .

In recent years I have drawn on my love of knitting and crochet to design a line of sweater pins and shawl closures that I have been showing in fiber and wool festivals around New England. Made of either sterling or bronze they look well on plain or patterned garments. Some styles also provide a place to hang your glasses. I am continuing to discover new directions for this concept.