Zier Jewelry - Inspired by Wyoming's Wild Places
My muses spring from the natural world around me. I live in Wyoming, where I romp with my husband and dogs in the vast, wild spaces and among ancient, exposed geology, flora and fauna of the mountainous west. My passions are varied, each of which influence my work.
I often incorporate Wyoming’s ancient geological textures, fossils and gemstones into pieces. The objects I use were often buried in time millennia ago, but may also have been buzzing around my sunflowers yesterday or grazing in my pasture today.
The versatility in shape and texture that metal clay offers is perfect for the organic forms that inspire me. My work has an Art Nouveau leaning with a modern twist and sometimes a little dash of humor.