Originally from a small town in Pennsylvania, Leah graduated from Edinboro University of PA in 2006 with a degree in fine arts and a concentration in metalsmithing. While working several years as a jeweler’s assistant in Baltimore, MD following graduation, she was introduced to and fell in love with the jewelry craft and began to develop her style. She set out on her own to pursue a career as an independent artist and has become somewhat of a rolling stone in the process. She's set up shop in Milwaukee Wi, San Francisco, CA, the Santa Cruz mountains of California and most recently Kansas City, MO. She's been inspired by her many moves and her work can be seen in fine art, craft shows and boutiques nationwide.
With a family history of trade metal workers, she draws inspiration from her blue-collar roots and keeps her design process hands-on through fabrication. Mixed metals, combined with clean design and industrial organic influences result in a collection of modern and modestly beautiful jewelry.
Leah designs each piece by hand; cutting and combining sheet metal, wire and tubing. With the help of a small casting house in Colorado Springs, CO, her original design is molded and cast to create multiples. She then adds fabricated elements in house to the cast design, followed by forming and finishing to result in a thoughtfully hand-crafted product.