By the time I was eight years old I had discovered the love of making things with my hands. Right away I was knitting, stitching and sewing my own designs to give as gifts. I would ask my mom, who's creativity and talent I inherited, to take me to art classes and to antique shops to find treasures to work into my pieces. I remember having antique dish sets and collectibles while still in grade school.
My Passion for art and creating were here to stay! I studied art in college and art history in France. I met my husband in Paris and we moved to New York where I began designing children's clothes for 4 years. After our move to California with a dog and baby in tow. I began to look for creative outlets in sunny California. Within a couple of years I had a ceramic business with a friend. I continue to study ceramics under various teachers and have a kiln in my studio. My love of beads and jewels happened quite by accident when I attended a bead show to buy embellishments for my sculptures. I couldn't believe my eyes and a new love was born!
I seem to be unable to choose only one medium in which to express myself. I am equally inspired by painting, sculpting, sewing, and making jewelry! I find inspiration in everything I see and everywhere I go. The best part is that my three children have begun to show their love of art and creating! We can often all be found in the studio making things!