Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, I have made jewelry, accessories and homeware in the northeast for over five years. I launched my first collection as an independent designer in the fall of 2016, and I design and fabricate all work by hand in my Brooklyn studio using materials purchased from and resources based in the New York area.
Heavily influenced by my former education in history and archaeology, I am fascinated by the imprint of human civilization over time that is revealed through the spaces and objects left behind. In my work I examine my own place in time, my relationship to my surroundings, and how the object I create as a part of myself connects to the world, the environment, and the passage of time in which they will all inevitably change.
My two primary collections are DNL and Bass:Brim. Items from DNL are more geometric, drawn from the visual landscape of my surroundings in New York, whereas Bass:Brim draws from sentimental objects and memories of the my childhood in Tennessee and in Israel.
I strongly value the importance of ethically sourced and manufactured goods, and my goal is to offer quality handmade products made with love and care. From former work experience, I am all too aware of the mass overseas production of extremely low cost items made by unchecked factories. Now that I’ve created my own collection of handcrafted jewelry, I aim to offer items that are ethically sourced to the best of my knowledge, using materials and processes that are as least disruptive to the environment as possible, and to run a business that promotes better treatment and pay of those who produce the product.
Therefore I make sure my work is crafted with care and made with quality material, and I hope in so doing will compel the consumer to buy more ethically crafted goods not just from me but from my peers who make special effort to better themselves, those around them, and their environment.