The desire to create three-dimensional objects led me to explore a variety of artistic mediums including sculpture, ceramics and metalsmithing. Through this exploration I discovered that metalsmithing, more specifically jewelry making, is the medium in which I feel most able to create the objects that I envision. The jewelry designs stem from interests in natural organic forms and geometric shapes that are combined to create unique outlines that I than use as a basis for my work. Surface texture is also of great interest to me when I am designing. I attempt to develop new and intriguing patterns and textures to enhance and embellish the basic forms of the jewelry. It is my hope that by combining different shapes and outlines with various textures and patterns I can create jewelry that is interesting as well as innovative.
Barbara has been creating fine jewelry for more than 30 years. Her work reflects her interest in the natural forms and textures that surround her. She seeks to capture some of that nature when she creates her unique jewelry.