Deirdre Donchian got her start in the creative arts in NYC as a young teen. Deirdre took a number of courses at the Art Student League, Kulick Stark Academy and the 92nd Street Y, studying with Thomas Gentilli and Robert Ebendorf. Learning leather work, enameling as well as jewelry making. She graduated from RISD with a BA in Jewelry and Light Metals. Deirdre developed many lines of jewelry over ten years of wholesale and retail, traveling to major trade shows. Deirdre continues to update her line of jewelry and ornaments. Deirdre has also pursued her interest in mental health and is licensed in ME, NH & MA as a LCSW and LICSW.Deirdre lives and works in Southern Maine.