"Tennis and Pickleball jewelry to be worn on and off the court and treasured for generations"
HOW IT BEGAN: Margaret always loved art and spent time with her mother painting faces on cloth dolls, and with her grandmother hand making chains for charity. In high school she developed a strong interest in ceramics and thought she would like to be an art major. Her dreams were put on hold as she followed her science back ground, and graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1988. In 1991, Margaret and her husband moved to the east coast and created a business together based on a need she recognized while working in the pharmaceutical industry..
With the business running strong, Margaret could not deny her creative energy. She immersed herself in doll making, and became a world renowned doll artist whose creations won top honors and appeared on multiple magazine covers.
Margaret is currently focused on creating jewelry, and tries to cross boundaries introducing glass enameling to her pieces. She has studied with top artisans including: Blaine Lewis for stone setting, Linda Darty, Amy Roper-Lyons, Merry-Lee Rae, and Ricky Frank for enamels, and Kate Wolf for wax carving. In her quest for excellence and her passion to learn, she is capable of working every aspect of a finished piece from design, wax carving, casting, fabrication, simple stone setting and enameling.
Margaret followed her dreams in tennis. Ranked number 1 in the Open and 30's USTA Nationals for two consecutive years, she decided to go pro at the age of 53. She held two distinctions that year. She was the oldest rookie in the history of the sport and the oldest ranked player in the world at the time.
Her passion for tennis continues on and off the court where she is designing and producing original works in tennis, pickleball, and nature inspired enameled jewelry. We hope that you will enjoy her art as much as she does creating it.
Studiomargaret is present and supports a variety of tennis and pickleball tournaments throughout the year.