Jean's paper clay sculptures are inspired by her love and passion for animals, flowers, fashion and color. For years she has been involved with animal rescue, especially greyhounds and feral cats.
Her mom was a gardener, and introduced her to the beauty of fresh and colorful flowers. Her dad worked for Hallmark Cards, and brought her wonderful ribbons, papers and cards to play and create with. As a child, she would sit for hours shaping clay bakery goods, patiently and individually rolling each cherry in the make-believe pies before covering them with simulated lattice crusts. Thus, passion for fine detail was born at an early age.
Jean now lives and works in North Carolina, dividing her time between custom interior installations through Asheville's Greeson & Fast Design, fostering kittens and working on the Executive Board of Directors of the Blue Ridge Humane Society, and her own ceramics workshop at her home in Hendersonville.