My creative mind works quicker than my hands; I always have lots of visual images swimming in my head. I work on a lot of pieces all at the same time, therefore I have created a process in which I work and that process is also how I teach. Every piece begins with me gathering my palette from tons of china and discarded treasures that I have collected all of my life. From there I simply surrender to the process and let the piece unfold. My mom has always been my biggest influence in my life. I have a BFA from the University of Michigan and a MFA from NYU in costume design. So it was my mom’s suggestion that my signature pieces should be mosaic dresses. When I saw hanging in a craft store, half of a dress in a metal form, I was inspired. I bought 50 to make a series. I teach all over the globe now because I love sharing my creative process and empowering others with their own creative voice. It is very satisfying to me to share what I love to do. I learn as much from my students as they learn from me. Together we build a safe community. Once you take a class from me you are forever part of a very special group of creative souls that I call my Mosaic Warriors. Welcome to the club!