With a lifelong intrigue of gemstones and an interest in mathematics, Sam was lured into the metal arts. Learning to manipulate metal and work with stones has led his work into what it is today. He finds not only the amazing colors gems produce, but also their raw crystal structures, intriguing. The use of this and different color combinations of metal alloys lets him explore designs in shape as well as depths along another plane of vision. Being influenced by Earth’s creations and urban backdrops gives his work a strong geometric and industrial look.
His jewelry training comes from numerous schools and a multitude of instructors from around the world. Having worked in the studios of two accomplished goldsmiths also molded his work into the style he presents today. He lives and works out of the Castro District of San Francisco.