Born and raised in France, I grew up surrounded by history and crafts tradition. So, it’s no surprise I ended up choosing a career in crafts. I studied product design, and while taking mandatory 3D modeling and drafting classes, I quickly realized my passion lay in the making of objects. I never came as alive as when I found myself in the metal shop to work on prototypes. This led to an apprenticeship with French master Blacksmith Guy Pendanx. After relocating from France to Los Angeles to follow a handsome Canadian, I enrolled at CSULB, one of the few graduate programs offering blacksmithing courses in the Los Angeles area. I received an MFA with an emphasis in Metals and 3D media, and work with a variety of materials including fiber, wood, paint, and clay.
Membership in the Metal Arts Society of Southern California provides for participation in periodic workshops in the field of metal working and other related areas. Workshops are offered throughout the year and are conducted by renowned artists from all over the country. We now publish every two months instead of 5x a year. The MASSC News provides interesting articles on workshops, bench tricks, and other areas of interest to it's members – all in outstanding, vivid color (digital format only)!