I am content ~ I share my perception of Beauty with the World. The energy of beauty is fluid and effortless. When I'm creating something that expresses my vision of beauty, the act of creativity is instinctive and thoughtless. Without boundaries, I am free. My life is not complicated- I really am only motivated by Beauty.
Born and raised in Southern California, Roxanne was deeply influenced by the beauty of the Ocean, Palms, Spanish Architecture, and Jacarandas. She moved with her family to Woodside in the Bay Area before entering high school, where she discovered jewelry making. Fortunately, after graduating, she apprenticed for 3 years under two British Master Jewelers, which became the foundation of her approach to, and respect for, design, making and repair.
After various bench-work positions in London, Manhattan Beach and Del Mar, she was given the opportunity to travel one of the Overland Routes across Asia for 2 years, including 36 countries. She's also made two 3-month trips to Baja and mainland Mexico. She had a jewelry design & manufacturing company in Carmel by the Sea 1981-1987 and she's lived on Maui twice, first as a designer/in-house jeweler, then as a self employed jeweler/designer, which included doing trade work for Tiffany & Co. She was named Designer of the Year 2000-2001 by the Hawaii Jewelers Association, in addition to numerous 1st & 2nd Place, and Peoples Choice Awards.
California and Family beckoned, and she returned to the Bay Area, to Half Moon Bay. Using her wax carving skills, she began making pewter bottle stoppers, and was featured on Eye on the Bay in 2010 for her Pumpkin stopper. She has created iconic bottle stoppers for various coastal towns, from Half Moon Bay to Pismo Beach, plus commission work.
She was recently published in "Monarchs", a Pacific Grove book, featuring her Monarch bottle stopper and her 18K stylized butterfly pendant.
Her hobbies are watercolors and reading who-done-its.
She's a member of COCA (Colony Of Coastside Artists), SVOS (Silicon Valley Open Studios), and MBMAG (Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild).