Audrey Fontaine has been a multi-media artist since she was eight years old, and in 1983 received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Studio Art with a Ceramic Specialization from Southern Connecticut State University. In 1989 she was awarded a two-year Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. That opportunity allowed her to study under dozens of internationally renown instructors.
Her focus has been on mixed-media sculpture since college. She has experimented with about 25 different craft media including clay, jewelry and metalworking, wood, fiber, leather, polymer and precious metal clay, and is currently focused on mixed-media gourd sculpture. Natural elements and found objects often make their way into her work, which tends to be earthy by design. Each piece is one of a kind, and the creativity flows through her hands from a deeper source. Abstract non-functional forms allow the viewer to develop their own interpretation.
She has been represented by a number of galleries nationwide over the past 26 years, and has taught a variety of crafts to both adults and children. She moved to the Monterey, CA area almost five years ago, and is finding much creative inspiration there.