Shelley is a native Californian who has lived in Ventura for two decades. She works in ceramics, sculpture, porcelain painting, and jewelry making. In addition to producing original art, she teaches all four mediums at her home studio.
Shelley has exhibited at the California Sculptor’s Symposium, the California Association of Porcelain Artists and the Ventura Arts Collective.
After retiring from twenty years in private practice as an occupational therapist, Shelley studied art fundamentals and technique at Ventura College. She then studied figure sculpture with Karen Cope and porcelain painting with Lois White and Brenda Morgan Moore. Shelley is active in the arts community, serving as a board member for the California Sculpture Symposium and Seashore Porcelain Artists.
As a therapist, Shelley acquired a deep appreciation for the dexterity of the human hand. As an artist she works to realize the full potential of the hand, eye and heart through the creation of beautiful objects.