With innumerable influences, from cephalopods to industrial debris and munitions, Brittany makes things, because she has always made things. As a youngster, she was drawn to doing things with her hands. Jewelery seemed mysterious, which led her to wonder, “How people could possibly do that with simple, manual tools?”. When she discovered there were also hammers and fire involved, it sealed the deal. Brittany went to the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating with honors in 2002. She then went on to set up an increasingly complicated shop (which now includes a small personal jungle). She has always worked as an independent jeweler with her own studio, developing her unique style through the time-honored method of trial and error.