I love working with metal and teaching. I was trained by a master metalsmith Deb Jemmott. I studied with Deb for over 12 years. Deb encouraged us to take other classes by other great Metalsmiths.
I made a rule for myself, I would have to be able to teach just about any fabrication technique and fix problems that could occur or engineer a variant, to be able to work with students from beginner to advanced. I started teaching in 2017 and absolutely love it.
My strengths are both in Teaching Jewelry Design, Jewelry Techniques and helping you reach your metalsmithing goals. Methodology i use starts with Fabrication - actually manipulating wire and sheet, not wax. I work predominantly in various SIlver and Silver alloys as well as Gold and Gold alloys.
Student working on the JoolTool
Forging Metal Jewelry Examples
Forging Metal on an Anvil
Stone Setting Examples
Chain Making examples