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