I was introduced to metal arts 38yrs. ago at San Francisco State College. Imogene Gieling was my instructor thru my undergraduate and graduate years. I had the good fortune to work w/Larry Van Craeynest for about a year and a quarter. Shortly therafter,I was offered a position to teach jewelry to kids of all ages thru SFR&P. Thiry-two years later we are still going strong.In addition to the Sharon Art Studio program, i have been been instructing at the Richmond Art Center,in Richmond CA for the past 13 years. Influences say volumnes about a person. Here are a few of mine: Lenny Bruce, Ken Cory, Groucho Marx, Ramona Solberg, Larry Rivers, Jackson Pollack, June Schwarz, Thelodious Monk, Marlon Brando, Uncle David Friend, Peter Volkos, Ray Kane, Roberts Johnson & Rauchenberg, John Donivan..Mick,John,Jeff,Eric,Jimi from that magical time..rock on!