Coco earned an A.A. in 1992 (w/ an emphasis in design) from Santa Monica College and a B.F.A. in Ceramics in 1996 from California State University of Long Beach. In the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s, before starting a family, Coco made it a priority to travel. She knew that these experiences would be educational beyond what any book or National art exhibit/museum would ever be able to offer. Getting up close to the architecture, the sculptures and the paintings were what helped to solidify Coco’s desire to become an Artist. In 1994 Coco began teaching ceramics. In 2000 she opened her own Ceramics Studio/Gallery: “Santa Monica Mudd”, in Santa Monica, CA. In 2011 she relocated her studio/gallery to her home in Malibu, C.A. This was so she, with her husband, could raise their children while working closer to home.
Coco’s work has been shown throughout Southern California. She has participated in several juried shows over the years, including the Archie Bray Foundation - Brick Yard Festival. Coco’s work has also been shown Nationally through NCECA - The National Council of Education for Ceramic Art. Coco’s pottery puts the “fun” into functional. Her sculptural work is reflective of memories from her family’s past by recreating symbolic objects out of clay. Coco has been incorporating her clay onto canvas, giving her sculptures yet another dimension. Her Bands of Light - luminescence designs show off her keen eye for design. Need something chic and simple yet complex, check out Coco’s “Links/Chains” collection. Coco captures baby's hand and foot impressions / prints. (babies need to be at least 5 weeks old from their due date). These make wonderful keepsakes and gifts for the family.
Find Coco's work at The Artist Gallery in the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture located off of Olive and Grand in the city of Bozeman. To shop her home studio/gallery - please make an appointment by calling 406-851-9233 (located on Spring Creek Drive in the city of Bozeman.)