When I was somewhere near twelve years old, I realized that my real joy resided inside the making of small, beautiful objects. I dreamed of having a shop where I would spend my days making “merchantable commodities” which I would sell to fellow romantics. There have been many variations of the fantasy over the years which have culminated in at last, at least putting my work out into the world for other’s to see. I’ve never been one to stick with any one thing for too long. Certain materials seem to show up again and again; fiber in all forms, from plants to textiles to paper…

Rise and Bloom is my venue for sharing what I love and what I make with a bigger community.  I will post items for sale as I make them. I will never recreate something I have already made exactly but you can get a feel for my work here and if there’s something you like in any of the sections, I will make something similar and special for you. Please contact me with any questions, commissions and feedback…

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