About 30 years ago after graduating from the Rhode Island School
of Design with a BFA in Ceramics and Sculpture I started making
dolls and miniatures. While my husband, a career U. S. Coast
Guardsman, and I were moving around the country I felt this
was a perfect way to do what I liked best and take my business
with me wherever we resided. In 1988 we dropped anchor here
in the Sierra Foothills near Yosemite National Park, an ideal
place for a woman who finds her inspiration in nature.
work that I do is naturalistic in style, though occasionally
the theme is inspired by fantasy. Our many cats model for my
Cat figures. The Dog figures are modeled after AKC standards,
our own dogs being Pound Puppies. The Dolls that I make are
available as kits or dressed in peasant costumes, carefully
researched period styles and fantasy costumes. My Christmas
Village reflects an international influence in its variety.
began to realize my larger Christmas scenes lacked one most
important character, the Reindeer. I have made my Reindeer as
realistic and full of life as possible. The Reindeer led to
other animals. A series I call North American Wildlife includes
rabbits and hares, raccoons and ferrets, wild cats and dogs,
and some baby animals.
2007 I introduced a series of creatures too small and fragile
for porcelain. I am using resin casting to create frogs and
toads, snakes, bats, rats and mice, and anything else I can
think of! Enjoy!