Swear Jar Designs
So I am not a big fan of writing these things but it seems people enjoy reading them. I started silversmithing at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts back in 1992. I dropped out in my senior year to make stage props and puppets at Michael Curry Design. Here I was introduced to new materials and large scale work. All good things come to an end though. My wife and I started a family and needed to move closer to home for support. Now I am doing time in Boulder Colorado. It’s bitter sweet - I loved Portland and everything it had to offer – all the people that I knew and the crazy things that happen there but the idea of having children that don’t know their grandparents or their extended family wasn’t worth it. Adieu Portland I’ll be back some day. One of the good things about moving to a town where you don’t have any friends is that it forced me into the studio and to focus on what I really wanted to be making. I think I’ve come up with some good ideas and there is more to come. I’ve been knuckling down for the last three years and I am really proud of the things that I’ve come up with during that time. Influenced by architecture, artists that I love, things in nature, and a love of process, the jewelry that I am currently designing combines all that I enjoy. I hope you like as well.
Cheers and enjoy.