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discovered an unexpected passion for working with wood in 1976 while living in San Francisco.  She is mostly self-taught, but has had many inspiring mentors along the way.  A meticulous craftsperson, as well as a juried artist whose work has been included in tours throughout the United States, she uses traditional tools and methods when creating her custom pieces.  Whether furniture or interior built-ins, altars or flower presses, her commissions are timeless in their designs, created from a mindful use of materials, and built to last generations.  She has taught woodworking extensively and continues to offer workshops out of her studio in Harpswell, Maine. 

Most recently, a desire to create smaller pieces led her to make her Heirloom Flower Press with a hope that it will inspire others to see Nature as the ultimate designer and allow that beauty to be a powerful force in one’s life.  The collages she creates from pressed plant material emphasize the simple beauty offered by Nature and focus on the relationship of shapes, patterns, and negative space.

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