Heidi first discovered her passion for metalsmithing while taking a class at the Indianapolis Art Center in 2006. Using hammers, saws, fire and imagination, Heidi enjoys taking simple sterling silver sheet and wire and transforming it into unique jewelry for people to enjoy and treasure. She still continues to learn from experts in the field every year. In 2010 Heidi was asked to teach at the Indianapolis Art Center in the same studio where she first learned. She continues to teach there every semester and has expanded her teaching to include Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee, WI (2016-2020) and Berea, KY (2019 & 2020) plus workshops for local/regional guilds. Her greatest joy is helping adult students discover the same joy of using fire and tools to create jewelry from simple pieces of metal. In 2011, Heidi took early retirement from her day job to follow her passion full time. She does art fairs, teaches and pursues learning opportunities to continue to grow creatively. In 2014 Heidi was selected to join Indiana Artisan, a juried organization representing the best of art in Indiana as well as CCA Gallery, the oldest member owned art gallery in Indiana.