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Stacey is happiest when creating, whether it is in the garden, kitchen, or studio. Her studio is nestled in a cluster of oak trees, not far from the house. Inside it is a rustic workspace where she can forget time while she plays & nurtures creative whims into metal art forms. She has a husband, Jack, two dogs, Frankie & Wilson, nine chickens, Cupcake, Latte, Rosie, Roxanne, Zoe, Mabel, Tootsie, Sophie & Blanche, and a prolific garden. All these things inspire her and she does believe that everyday IS sacred.
Stacey completed her first basic fabrication course in 1998 at the Revere Academy in San Francisco. That was all it took. She loved metal and knew she was hooked! The materials she is drawn to most are copper & sterling silver. She continued taking classes at Monterey Peninsula College in their Metal Arts program. Her first pieces started with tiny pin portraits of her dog, Frankie (Princess Frank!). This theme has grown to include a dozen dog images, a couple of cats, a few chickens, a horse (of course), and a handful of tiny houses.
Many of her designs are amusing and some are just sweet. She hammers, saws, solders, rivets and stamps each piece into a little masterpiece you can wear, or give as a special gift. When she's creating in her studio, time is not relevant. She is blissfully enthralled. When she finishes a piece and it can make her laugh, elicit a fond memory or inspire, then she knows that she's on the right track. When she sees this happening to others, she knows she has done her job.