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

I use traditional metalsmithing techniques, such as chasing and repousse, in striving to convey the beauty of each creature in the form of small sculptural nature studies, portraiture and jewelry.

Occasionally I do other stuff too.

Work in progress may be viewed @dipiazzametalworks on Instagram.