I am extremely honored and thrilled to be able to announce that I have been accepted as a Roycroft Renaissance Artisan. I knew I wanted to be a part of this family of artists after seeing all of the high quality work bearing the historic Roycroft mark, while visiting the 31st National Arts & Crafts Conference in Asheville, North Carolina last February. I was so overwhelmed by all of the encouragement I received from my fellow artists to pursue this adventure. I have never met such a supportive and humble group of genuine individuals, and knew I wanted to be a part of this group. This experience has meant a lot, hearing the encouragement and excitement from my mother, brother and friends, but only wish my dad could have experienced this with me, as well.