In addition to my studio practice and teaching, I have been increasingly interested in curatorial projects.  My first major curatorial experience was in 2018 when I co-curated with Umut Demirgüç Thurman the LINEAGES exhibition, bringing together generations of metalsmiths and their mentors.  It was such a rewarding experience that in 2019, I co-curated Wearable Pewter with Teresa Faris. It debuted at the 2019 Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) conference in Chicago, and then traveled to Ayşe Takı Galerisi, (Istanbul, Turkey), and Alliages (Lille, France).

My current major curatorial project is "Paper Alchemy," a very special exhibition where each participant has been provided a unique piece of Thurmanite® to incorporate into a new creation for the exhibition.  In summer of 2021, it debuted in Istanbul, Turkey, and is currently traveling to numerous venues around the USA and internationally.


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