I've been in business for 20 yrs. and when all the new art and craft sites began like ArtFire & Etsy I just had to be a part of them. I love selling direct to customers and being able to have the one on one contact with people here on ArtFire. It's an amazing community to be a part of and I just adore all of the handmade creations here.
I've traveled near and far to collect inspiration and ingredients for my delicious creations. I enjoy traveling to exotic places with different cultures to gather new ingredients and inspiration for my soap. I am inspired by nature, food, candy, pastries, agriculture, different cultures, colors and textures. For instance my Limoncello soap was inspired by the Amalfi coast in Italy where I was served this delicious drink for the first time. I had been smelling lemons growing wild on the trees there for a few days when one evening in a beautiful little cafe in Positano they served me a complimentary Limoncello. After having that first drink of Limoncello I just knew I had to recreate this experience in my soap. It's moments like these that keep my creative juices flowing and my mind and hands racing to the studio to create, create, create!
It's possible that you may have seen some of my work at some point over the years as I have displayed my candles & soaps in over 150 stores & galleries across the USA and Europe. They have been featured in Broadway plays, as gifts for attendees to events presented by Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley. I created custom designed candles for Jeremy Shockey's home among a few other people that prefer to not be mentioned. You might have also run across some of the many write ups on my products in the New Jersey Monthly, The Jersey Journal, The Current, Stuff Magazine, the Hoboken and Union City reporters to mention a few. By designing my own products it gives me the ability to create unique one of a kind corporate gifts, wedding, party and special event favors that you can't get anywhere else. I love what I do and I think it shows in my work. If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact me. I hope you love my creations as much as I do. Your support is greatly appreciated.