Coming from a small town in California and being exposed to many cultures and travels has inspired me to learn about so many different forms of art. Growing up living halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles the opportunities to visit museums, cultural events, exploring different forms of art was always a passion.
After moving to Bellingham Walter Hekala came into my life and he brought a different side to art in the form of metalsmithing. We jointly strive to make new items, learn different techniques and sell our jewelry. Currently we both work in sterling silver, copper and brass, eventually in gold. Natural stones are the focus of most pieces, Walter being the lapidary person we have access to lovely cut stones.