Musings in Metal

I once was a painter. I would fill the edges and backgrounds of figurative works with plentiful plantlife. The stories that I tell myself burgeon forth with herbs, yarrow, violets and flowers aplenty. The poems and plays that I hold most dear describe the natural world, moon and vine, tree and crawling thing. The natural world abounds and spills from my heart. When I started doing metalwork I realized all those flowers and leaves could shine as pieces of jewelry, a celebration of nature’s most beautiful forms.

A trove of natural wonders in metal, brooches in hand painted copper
Sprays of maple leaves in copper
My boys and I at Pennsylvania Renaissance festival in 2023
Pinecones handbuilt out of brass and copper
Linked repousse snails in copper
Mated pairs of butterfly earrings in handpainted copper
Corn poppy earrings and a monarch pendant. Hand painted copper
A selection of cape closures, hand painted flower buttons, ginkgo and maple samara earrings.
Sterling mushroom bells

2024 Schedule of Shows

(This schedule is subject to change.)

February 16-18 Mythicon 2024 Gettysburg PA

March 17 Ostara Mountain Magic Market Winchester VA

March 23 Spring Fairy Ball Baltimore MD

March 30 Seta’s Mushroom’s First Annual Grand Feast Greencastle PA

April 12-14 Ocean Renaissance 2024 Ocean City MD

April 27 Earth Day Festival Shepherdstown WV

May 4-5 May Day Faerie Festival Essex MD

May 11-12 Virginia Renaissance Faire Spotsylvania VA

May 18-19 Bringing in the May Berkeley Springs WV

May 25-27 Philadelphia Renaissance Faire Philadelphia PA

June 1-2 Virginia Renaissance Faire Spotsylvania VA

June 8 Flutterby Fairy Festival Winchester VA

June 22 West Virjeni’s Summer Solstice Shepherdstown WV

June 29 Shepherdstown Streetfest

July 5-7 OTMST Summer Show Shepherdstown WV

July 20 River House Artisan Market Capon Bridge WV

August 17-18 Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival

August 24-25 Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival

September 14 VA Witch & Pagan Pride Fredericksburg VA

September 27-29

October 5-6 Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival

October 12-13 Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival

October 18-20 Ravenwood

Oct 25-27 Ravenwood

November 2-3 Delaware Renaissance Festival Townsend DE

November 9-10 Over the Mountain Studio Tour

November 16 Fairiefolk Festival & Fairy Scary Ball Baltimore MD

December 14-15 Merry Maker’s Market Martinsburg

December 21-22 Merry Makers Market Martinsburg WV