Deirdre Donchian got her start in the creative arts under the guidance of Ruth Seegers and painter Basilious Poulious. During her teen years, 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 Ebbendorf, 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 and for over ten years traveled to major trade shows. After starting a family, she slowed down her show schedule. Deirdre continues to update her line of jewelry and ornaments. Deirdre lives and works in Southern Maine with her family.