MFA Silversmithing and Design with a Minor in Sculpture, Winthrop University, 2005, 3.95 on a 4.0 scale GPA

BFA Jewelry and Metals, Winthrop University, 2002, 3.5 on a 4.0 scale GPA, Cum Laude Honors Graduate


Redux Contemporary Art Center Studio Renter, Charleston, SC, 2005-

Jewelry Workshop Instructor, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC, 2006-

Part-Time Faculty, Foundations Instructor, Art Institute of Charleston, Charleston, SC, 2007-2014

Arts Coordinator for City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, North Charleston, SC, 2005-2007

The Silver Vault and The Brass and Silver Workshop, Charleston, SC, 2005

Jewelry II and III Graduate Assistant Instructor, Winthrop University, 2004-2005

Arts Express Instructor, Winthrop University, 2003-2005

Mint Museum of Craft + Design Intern and Docent, Charlotte, NC, 2004-2005


Samuel Gaillard Stoney Conservation Craftsmanship Award, Historic Charleston Foundation, 2014

Faculty Leadership Award, Art Institute of Charleston, 2014

Made in the South Award, Home category, Garden & Gun magazine Dec 2012/Jan 2013

The Eric Berg Prize for Excellence in Metal at the 35th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, 2011

The Rio Grande Jewelry and Silversmithing Award for Craft USA ’05, 2005

Ken Hartwell Award for Silversmithing, 2002    

Certificate of Achievement for Jewelry and Metals, 2002    

Queenie Award for Silversmithing, 2001    

Winthrop Alumni Scholar, 1998-2002

South Carolina Star Scholar, 1998-2002


Draper James, Southern lifestyle company by Reese Witherspoon, 2015


Forbes, “12 Decadent Host and Hostess Gifts”, by Vivienne Decker, July 24, 2015

Women’s Wear Daily, “Song of the South” by Rosemary Freitelberg, May 6, 2015 issue

The Post & Courier, “Reese Witherspoon recruits Charleston businesswoman for new fashion line”

by Warren Wise, May 7, 2015 issue

Architectural Digest Daily AD, “Reese Witherspoon Launches a Southern-Inspired Lifestyle Brand”

by Colleen Egan, May 12, 2015 issue

Charleston Magazine, “Shine On!” in Style File/Buzz section, May 2015 issue

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Silver Chic” by Linda Jerkins, Sunday, April 19, 2015 issue

Eide, “Interior that Counts” by Meghan Jackson, Spring 2015 issue

Traditional Home, “Silver Belles”, by Julia Szabo and Doris Athineos, October 2014,

25th Anniversary Issue

Elle Décor, “Sterling Character”, September 2014, 25th Anniversary Issue

Charleston City Paper, “Second Nature” by Allston McCrady, July 2014 issue

Charleston Mercury, “Creative Women Who Design Successful Business Niches in Charleston”

by Baron Christopher Hanson, May 2014 issue

Charleston Weddings, “Silver Belles” by Molly Hutter, Spring 2013 Issue

Garden & Gun, “Third Annual Made in the South Awards”,

by Vanessa Gregory, Elizabeth Hutchison and T. Edward Nickens, Dec 2012/Jan 2013

Charleston Magazine, “Landmark Idea”, Dec 2012 Issue

Travel + Leisure, “Return to Charleston” by Matt and Ted Lee, Photography by Peter Frank Edwards, May 2001 Issue

Aiken Standard article Friday, March 25, 2011, “Art of Silversmithing” by Ashleey Williamson

Art Aurea Magazine, “Poesie in Silber”, October 2009 Issue, Munich, Germany

Design Diffusion Edizioni Magazine, “Poetry in Silver”, November 2009 Issue, Milan, Italy

Financial Times, “Heavenly Metal” by Cordelia Jenkins, Nov. 28, 2009 Issue, London, England

Charleston Weddings, Winter 2009 Issue, “Past Presence” by Jen Banowetz

Charleston Magazine, December 2009 Issue, “Hallmark Ornaments”

Charleston Weddings, Winter 2008 Issue, Aisle Style Profile “Precious Metal” by Ellie Somerville

Winthrop Magazine, Fall 2008 Issue, feature by Monica Bennett

Charleston Magazine, Cover of April Issue and Art Spread “Organic Matters” by Matthew Scott

Southern Living “People and Places” October 2007 Issue by Pat Wilens

Charleston Magazine March 2007 Design Issue Feature “By Their Own Design” by Colleen Troy

Metalsmith, Review ofexhibition “Reinterpreting the Vessel” at Perimeter Gallery in Chicago by Lynn Cool, 2007

Carolina Arts article “”City of Charleston Features Works by Kaminer Haislip” December 2006 issue

Charleston Magazine “Cultural Affairs” December 2006 Issue

American Craft “Calendar” December 2006/January 2007Issue

American Craft “Gallery” October/November 2006 Issue

The State, article “Budding beauty”, 2005

Aiken Standard article “Aiken Museum hosts Southeastern sculpture competition”, 2005

Aiken Standard article “Sculptural silversmith’s work inspired by birds”, 2003

Carolina Arts article “Hart-Witzen Gallery Features Works by Emerging Artists”, 2002


Gibbes Museum of Art Women’s Council of the Carolina Art Association, Charleston, SC, May 2012

Women’s Study Club of Ridge Spring, Art Center in Ridge Spring, SC, September 2012


Artist Dealings Charleston Radio interview, Kinetic HiFi Radio, Charleston, SC, December 1, 2013

Lowcountry Live, ABC News 4 Charleston, Interview on show about silver designs, 2007

Charleston Magazine TV, “By Their Own Design” studio visit and demonstration, 2007


Society of American Silversmiths (SAS) member 2000-

American Crafts Council member 2000-

Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) member 1999-

Daughters of the American Revolution member 2014-

Historic Charleston Foundation Young Advocate member 2011-

Historic Charleston Foundation Women Who Impact Preservation member 2013-

Preservation Society of Charleston, SC member 2011-

Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC member 2005-

Redux Contemporary Art Center Board of Directors, Charleston, SC 2007, 2008

Emerging Arts Leaders of Charleston, SC affiliated with Americans for the Arts 2006-2007

Graduate Representative at Winthrop University 2003/2004

Mint Museums of Charlotte, NC member 2001-

Young Affiliate of the Mint Museum 2002-2006

McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC member 2002-2006