West Chester, PA
When I first visited Turkey, I walked into a coppersmith's shop. I found three chiseled pitchers nearing completion that were carved with a level of intricacy that absolutely mesmerized me. I thought to myself in that moment, I hope, someday, to be able to make any single object as amazing as what I see before me. That sight lit a fire in me that has stuck with me since- with any task in life, my biggest gift to the world is to do my absolute best. As I learned to use my diamond tipped chisels to carve thousands of lines into copper, my best work became better and better.