I apprenticed as a wood carver at a Reed Bros. furniture in Sebastopol, CA.in the 90s, under the direction of Duncan Reed, Jason Todd and Paul Hampton. I was taught to carve high relief, Jacobean inspired designs. These Master carvers were students of Alfred Durney, an apprentice to Charles Marshall Sayres. Sayres led the Carmel, California School Of Woodcarving in the `20s.
Since my apprenticeship, the progression of my career has transitioned from carving furniture, to technical drawing, graphic design, commercial art and more recently I am back to carving furniture and large sculptural works.
I live in Sonoma County with my husband, Joel Weirauch, a passionate former cheesemaker, turned maker/fabricator. For a little more than a decade we co-owned, Weirauch Farm and Creamery, a farmstead sheep cheese business while I maintained my off-farm design work. It has been a great honor to continue our partnership in this next season of our working lives, committed to the creative community as passionately as we are to our food and farming family.