My earliest memories are of exploring the natural world and experimenting with human-made materials. I most enjoy three-dimensional art and look to light, shadows and diverse natural landscapes for inspiration.
The name Di Luce Design comes from the Italian words meaning “of light.” This phrase embodies a personal journey toward finding my own inner light and truth.
My design interests are mainly in material and form. I enjoy building organic matter into each design, either as inspiration for its style or as a component of its composition. Organic materials such as bamboo, mica, ebony and others have made their way into my jewelry, giving it life. I also like to save the life of things headed for the rubbish, so I often gather industry scraps or the fragments made by others to use in my work. Mica is a material that has always captivated me. As a young child I would walk into the foothills behind our home and flake it from rocks. Mica, from the Latin “micare,” means “to glitter.” And much like the soul of my work, represents the reflection of light, and what I hope to reflect to others.