“Tillett” an Outer Banks name that dates back into the 1700’s
I come from a history of accomplished artist and craftsman – from grandfathers who designed and built wooden sailing ships to my father who carved decoys out of shipwreck lumber harvested from our coast.
Where they chose to work with wood, I have chosen to create in metal.
Each finished piece of jewelry began as an idea carefully drawn into my sketchbook – every element and shape of the design was worked and reworked until the pieces were in harmony.
Next I gathered the raw materials and sawed, filed, soldered, and sanded – coaxing the
metal until it took form.
I love the creative process
The feel of the metal as it moves through my hands.
The satisfaction of watching as it becomes my design
A wearable piece of art.