allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
Martha became interested in the metal arts after pursuing other interests. She received a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Reading Education and taught as a Lecturer at the University for several years. Later she developed an educational consulting business in Nashville. She created individualized programs for students with reading disabilities and advised parents, teachers, and school administrators about developing reading programs.
After moving to California, Martha decided to pursue other interests and opened an antiques shop. She began collecting early American coin silver flatware and hollowware and ethnic silver jewelry. These endeavors led naturally to her desire to create silver art objects. After moving to Atlanta in 2006, she took one course in metalsmithing and was hooked.
Martha currently teaches in her Decatur studio and continues to develop her interest in flatware and hollowware. Her growing interest in tessellation as a three dimensional art form developed during an apprenticeship with Master Silversmith Julia Woodman. This led Martha to design and manufacture a honeycomb tessellation form used to create her flatware, hollowware, and jewelry pieces.
Martha has exhibited her art in juried exhibitions and recently received Honorable Mention for her Snapdragon Tessellation Serving Spoon. Martha currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Metal Arts Guild of Georgia.