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about diana

I’m a USA-born multi-disciplinary designer, artist and writer, creating signature pieces in my studios near the Black Forest in southern Germany and the wine country of Piedmont, Italy.

My international background informs my art constantly.

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ceramics

I’m a ceramic designer specializing in organic stoneware. The glazes are original formulas, developed over the years in my studio. In my designs, you can see the “hand” of the maker and a fluidity that’s neither forced or added afterwards.

Every piece is hand made and hand glazed using techniques potters have used over the millenium. My studios are located in the Black Forest of southern Germany and the wine region of Piemonte, Italy. I ship worldwide.

mixed media

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I’m a mixed-media artist using a wide variety of materials and create wall art on wood or canvass. Oils, acrylic, paper, fired clay, and natural materials are a few of the things that find their way into my art.

websites

I’ve been using Squarespace for my own site since 2014 and believe it to be the most beautiful and elegant website design platform. Over the past year I’ve been approached to design beautiful websites for great projects. Now I’m happy to offer my services as a website designer and branding consultant to you.

I’m a published writer in the process of writing my second book.

I find that with every passing year my work becomes clearer to me. I love making my home more and more reflective of how I want to live my life. I feel completely at home in my own body, my own personality, my own soul. I’m grateful to have made it this far. With so much chaotic energy in the world, I love the reality of my own world, which is steeped in nature and love.

My technical side is satisfied through creating beautiful websites for clients or calculating new glaze formulas; my artistic side finds peace with numerous pottery and art projects in different countries. My soul is full of light when I dig my hands in dirt, or clay, nurturing and teasing until flowers, fruit, vegetables or a vessel comes into being. Or when I wash walls with natural lime paints, or create new interior spaces where there once was nothing. Or take a client’s life work and create an online conduit of who they really are. For me, it’s all beautiful and I am very gratified to be able to live this amazing life.


Bio

Penn State, BS Business (Marketing/Economics)

A decade in the commercial and residential interior design  & construction business (USA)

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7 years as a language consultant for business executives (Hamburg, Germany)

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5 year schooling in stoneware and glazes,  Keramik Art Studio  (Meisterschule), Hamburg, Germany

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2 years private ceramic studio with exhibitions, Hamburg, Germany

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10 year restoration of a 1670 stone farmhouse with outbuildings, Acqui Terme, Italy

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8 years as an innkeeper, ceramic artist and cooking instructor, Acqui Terme, Italy

creative retreat planner and host

creative coaching and mentoring 

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Author, True Vines, Gemelli Press, 2012

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Now

potter, artist, lifestyle specialist, author

workshop facilitator

website designer

gardener

restorer of old homes