I graduated in 1976 from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry, and had my own dental practice for 35 years in the Weaverville area. While in dental school, I fostered an interest in precious metals during my clinical studies. Fabricating my wife's wedding ring lead to a life long hobby of making jewelry. After retirement my idle hands led me to my workbench. Most of my time is spent in my studio designing metal and gemstone jewelry by hand forging and lost wax casting. The fun part has been adding new techniques and creating new designs.Visiting artist exhibiting at Gotta Have It! Antiques and Uniques.