My passion for animals is at the heart of my work. Each image created evolves in serendipitous and delightful ways particular to my own interpretation and manipulation of the materials.

Traditional metalsmithing techniques, such as chasing and repousse are used to convey the beauty of each creature in the form of sculptural nature studies, portraiture and jewelry.

I’ve had formal art metals training at the UW Madison under Fred Fenster and Eleanor Moty.

My work is enjoyed in numerous private collections throughout the United States and internationally.

Works in progress may be viewed @dipiazzametalworks on Instagram.