As a student of Textile Arts and Asian History, Robin spent a great deal of time experimenting, designing and creating various hand-made fabrics including Katazome silks. While in college, she discovered the work of Jo Ellen Trilling, but other distractions prevented her from pursuing soft sculpture projects.
After graduating college, Robin started illustrating professionally. While employed by several Fortune 500 companies, she progressed from graphic artist and commercial illustrator to computer animator.
After many successful years, Robin stepped out of the corporate life and into family life. While experimenting with soft cuddly dolls and teddy bears for her baby daughter, she decided to explore more sophisticated designs. Soon she re-emerged as a studio artist. Shortly after establishing original teddy bears, Robin became intrigued by other animal forms. She has created designs of more challenging animals like koalas, penguins and sea otters as well as a few primates.
While incorporating more and more anatomically accurate features into her designs, Robin discovered the work of Lisa Lichtenfels, and found it inspiring and the technique compelling. Following this Robin finally met Jo Ellen Trilling and attended one of her workshops. After 20 years, Robin finally set out to try her hand at soft sculpture. This was something that had captivated her since college, yet only now has Robin brought her varied experiences together to produce the art of her dreams.
Robin's work has been featured in several books including "Designing the Doll" by Susanna Oroyan, and the "Tribute To Teddy Bear Artist, Series 2", as well as many other popular publication including "Contemporary Doll Collector", "Teddy Bear & friends" and "Teddy Bear Review" magazines. She has received many national teddy bear awards and an international doll award. Robin is very proud that two different pieces are on display at two different Japanese Teddy Bear Museums and in hundreds of private collections including the collection of comedian Whoopi Goldberg.




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