When I was accessorizing my home it was hard to find items that captured my interest and imagination. This resulted in me teaching myself how to work with metal. I liked the idea of going out hunting for treasures along the beaches and in the woods. They would be taken back to my work shop and incorporated into sculpture and furniture. How a home feels when you enter it has always been important to me. Flowers and candles put me at ease and the presence of stone in forms I find beautiful lifts my spirits. The creation of the cuckoo clocks began as a joke. Friends would come to visit and express frustration at never knowing the time. So I built something based on the old barber's clock where the face and movement are backwards and must be looked at through a mirror.