is a metalsmith based in Candia, NH. Educated in metalsmithing and jewelry at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, she has been an instructor at the New Hampshire Institute of Art
since 2006. Binns started her career working for fine jewelers Shreve, Crump and Low and later at jewelry casting houses in Boston and Providence. In the 1980's she became a partner in a fine jewelry
casting company, Candia Enterprizes, which ran successfully for 13 years. It was then that she began her business designing and manufacturing museum reproduction jewelry for the Musuem of Fine Arts
Boston, the Smithsonian, the Museum of Science Boston, and others. Her work has been sold across the US and Japan, and she has also exhibited at professional craft shows including the Rosen Shows
American Craft Council Shows and the Sunapee Craft Fair. In addition to her adjunct faculty position in jewelry and metals at New Hampshire Institute of Art, she also teaches classes at Exeter Fine Crafts,
Exeter, NH, and Maine College of Art, Portland , Maine.