Dangerous Botanica

The stories of plants are endlessly compelling. Plants are survivors, innovators, collaborators. Plants are healers, killers, food, medicine, intoxicant and murderer. All the best of human stories center around the natural world. The allegories that explain our existence often utilize the elemental properties of plants. I have been working on a series of metal-smithed, hand-fabricated brooches and crowns, necklaces and earrings that focus on the most infamous and lovely of plants, fungi and flowers.

Jimson Brooches
Yew Brooches
Poppy Crown

2023 schedule of shows

This schedule will shift in the next few months as I plan my year. I look forward to an exciting schedule of markets and festivals in 2023

1/28/2023 World Oddities Expo Pittsburgh

2/17-19/2023 Mythicon Gettysburg

3/04/2023 World Oddities Expo Richmond

4/14-16/2023 Ocean Renaissance Ocean City MD

4/22-23/2023 Festival of Legends Apex NC

5/6-7/2023 May Day Faerie Festival Rocky Point, MD

5/20-21/2023…. Bringing in the May Berkeley Springs WV

6/17/2023 Under The Sea in WV Charles Town WV

7/08/2023 MythMusica Parkton MD

7/21-23/2023 Over the Mountain Studio Tour Summer Show

7/29/2023 Wedding Expo, Pendleton Hall, Charles Town WV

8/19-20/2023 PA Renaissance Festival

8/26-27/2023 PA Renaissance Festival

9/2-3/2023 PA Renaissance Festival

10/7/2023 457th Annual Fredericksburg Troll Market

10/21/2023 Monongahela Witch Fest

10/28/2023 The River House Artisans Market

11/11-12/2023 34th Annual Over the Mountain Studio Tour

11/24-26/2023 Shepherdstown Holiday Marketplace, Entler Hotel

12/2-3/2023 Winterfest Art Market, Charles Town WV

12/9-10/2023 Shepherdstown Holiday Marketplace, Entler Hotel

12/16-17/2023 Shepherdstown Holiday Marketplace

2024 Shows So Far!

Mythicon: Feb 16-18 2024 Gettysburg PA

Ocean Renaissance 2024 April 12-14, 2024

Hand fabricated poppy crown, hand painted copper