Joann can best be described as an "Artist by Accident".
After 25 years in the corporate world, Joann accidentally
discovered Pique Assiette. Much to her surprise, she
discovered that she could actually use this technique to
create unique garden art. Joann has been creating
mosaic garden art for over 5 years.
There is nothing accidental about Joann being on a South
Dakota farm. Although it took her over 30 years to get back
home, Joann is a "South Dakota farm girl by Heritage".
Her ancestors were homesteaders in Hyde County, South
Dakota in August, 1895. While she couldn't have her
great-grandmother's Hyde County farm house -- she did
find a wonderful old farmhouse of the same vintage near
Marion, South Dakota.
When not working in her studio creating garden art, Joann
can be found working to renovate her much loved farm
Brenda Hoyle has been antiquing and crafting for 20
years. She loves finding new uses for vintage items.
'Repurpose and Reuse' is her motto.
About the Artists
Brenda's Georgia Log Cabin
Chipped China(tm) Garden Art