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.
About the Work
The 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
I 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.
In 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!