Michelle began her training as a porcelain decorator in the studio of Edward Marshall Boehm, Trenton, NJ in 1974. She also painted for Cybis and Ispanky, also of Trenton, before changing her career path to sculpture. For 29 years, she was a creative force within the Seward Johnson Atelier in Hamilton, NJ, working directly with Johnson in the creation of his sculptures and museum shows. During her time with Johnson, Michelle continued her explorations in sculpture and has cast bronze and aluminum pieces installed across the country. She has now returned to the art of porcelain painting and offers her talents to you. She sees porcelain as both sculpture and canvas and has tapped into materials and processes that had been otherwise dismissed by academic artists. Michelle is ushering in a new perspective in the art of porcelain painting.