River Wilding

I began my metalsmithing journey 20 years ago as a goldsmith apprentice in Colorado Springs. There I spent 7 years learning the lost wax casting trade. I immediately fell in love with the organic style & old world feel of wax design and casting & this has remained my focus and strength over the years.

 

After spending some time working in a jewelry repair shop, I relocated to Denver and began my 4 year employment at the Denver School of Metal Arts. There I worked with and assisted Metal Masters such as Travis Ogden, Michael Good, Amayak Stepanyan,

Eric Burris, Carol Webb, & Michael Zobel to name a few. In addition to running the school, I taught several classes and intensives.

I now live in the mountains of Colorado where I homeschool my sweet girl & run my jewelry business. I feel my work is largely influenced by my life out West. I feel the quiet solitude of the mountains is the perfect backdrop to slow down, tap into my wild creative flow and design my one of a kind pieces with slow intention. 

 

In my downtime you will find me hiking & hunting for rocks, spending time on the river, road trips to the desert, and slow mornings with coffee. This summer I plan to spend a lot more time on the river learning the art of fly fishing.