Shelley has been a ceramic artist for almost 40 years. She has a BA in Art, Crafts and their History from the University of California Santa Cruz. She has also taken many workshops and has been lucky to have studied with many well known ceramic artists. A few years ago she had a bad horseback riding accident and was unable to throw on the wheel. She could still sculpt however, using one hand. She recently incorporated glass into her work. She uses recycled glass for the centers of her heart sculptures and she loves the bright crystals that form during the cooling process. She feels very lucky to have found her passion in clay. It is a never ending exploration.