I have been making straw hats for 25 years now. I am self-taught, picking up the antique straw machine in NY and bringing to the mountain of Colorado and discovering all possibilities. I do each hat myself, and attend 12-14 shows a year across the country. I have participated in Smithsonian Craft Show, American Craft Exposition, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival, Philadelphia Museum Art Show, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Sausalito Arts Festival, and many others repeatedly over the years. I have built up a loyal clientele and winning awards on occasion. I have done some work with galleries and boutiques, but love to create one of a kind pieces and see them go directly to the customer.