Welcome to Starry Road Studio. Here you will find handmade ceramic art beads and other art creations, made by me in my Western NY studio. As the name of my shop implies, I love exploration, particularly in the areas of: art, science, spirituality, ancient wisdom and travel. I am intrigued by stories and motifs that transcend time, culture, and geography. I try to be open to the imagery and forms that flow from these sources of inspiration.

A little bit about me...

I got started in art at an early age. I drew before I could talk and haven't stopped since (both making art and talking - I can be a bit of a chatterbox!). I was fortunate to attend a high school that offered a generous curricula in the arts, where I focused on creative writing, drawing & painting, and ceramic arts. Later in college, I majored in Studio Arts with a major in Painting and a minor in Ceramic Art. I also studied Art History and Archaeology. I did all this for my first 4 years of college at the University of Missouri at Columbia, and at Boston University, then when I moved to Rochester NY, I entered the Rochester Institute of Technology and completed another 3 years with a BFA in Industrial Design. I followed this some years later, with graduate work and certification in Interactive Multimedia Development. Over the years I pursued a variety of creative careers, including architectural design, painting and illustration, art direction, mixed media art, interaction design, and my current passions: ceramic art and jewelry design.