Michael was born in "Jersey" in 1968 and moved to SoCal in 1994. Both he and his wife Alisa share a common passion for traditional garden design and soon after they met they created Designer Stone. Since 2004 Michael has created 100's of original copyrighted clay sculptures. His designs have a spiritual reverberating quality; they are typically amusing, expressive, inspirational and/or interactive. They commonly possess a message, often written, sometimes implied and occasionally profound. It is the type of Garden Art which evokes a glimmering smile, it can remove life's pressures for a few precious moments and can remind us of who we are and what we live for.