Matt is influenced heavily by the music he listens to in his shop, as well as custom ideas from people he meets at art shows. He has been working with the Steampunk genre, upcycling old watch parts; this medium has opened up a new avenue of creativity. All of Matt’s jewelry is either made through lost wax or lost object casting, with centrifugal caster, or it is hand fabricated.
Matt upcycles gemstones as well as metal and takes pride creating quality custom items while maintaining a very low overhead.
Matt can repair Platinum, Gold, Sterling Silver, Copper, and Brass jewelry. He also sizes all of the rings that he sells free of charge. Moving to Indiana in 2013 and becoming a member of Indiana Artisan has expanded his reach into the Hoosier art community.
Becoming involved in the Fort Wayne art scene has brought lots of new opportunities and an exciting future with many more years of making beautiful jewelry.
Upon graduating high school in Hastings, NE, Matt attended the Texas Institute of Jewelry and Technology in Paris, TX. This is where he received his Goldsmith and Gemologist Degree. After working as an in-house jeweler for over 20 years he decided to start his own business. In 2012 Matt and his wife started exhibiting his jewelry at art shows around the country. He mainly exhibits Sterling Silver, Copper and Brass pieces.