Design, color, and texture have always been major components in my life. I grew up in my parents' freelance design studio. I majored in Fine Arts at UNH. I've always had to create something, usually something beautiful to wear. Since 1993, my medium has been polymer clay. It's a fascinating material, giving end results as varied as each person who uses it. I've been making beads and jewelry with it, and love experimenting and learning as I go. Several years later, small beads began to nudge me and want to be part of the mix, and so they are. I love combining the two. Arts for All Award, 2003; Excellence in Polymer Clay, 2014.