Born in 1957 in Locarno, Switzerland, I have always been passionate about handicrafts and everything that can be create with my own hands. I’ve never pretended to produce pieces of art, my passion is rather a need of creation that I feel constantly. In the early 2000s, I began my research on techniques of assembling fabrics of different colors and shapes.
I’ve been PR and Director of Marketing, as well as one of the organizers of the QuiltartLugano event in 2007, having the chance to expose one of my works in the offices of the city of Lugano.
Over the past few years, I had the opportunity to attend many enriching courses and learn from excellent artists from Europe and around the world: Dijanne Ceeval, Sandra Meech, Judith James, Alicia Merret, Monika Schiwy, Uta Lenk, Jette Clover, Linda Colsh, Britta Ankenbauer, Cherilyn Martin, Rosemarie Hartmann-Graf and also several Japanese artists during my stay in Alsace. In my career, I can count three dyeing classes with Gaby Tisch in Novaggio and a workshop in Germany with Heide Stoll-Weber called «The large sample book - Systematic dyeing with PROCION MX».
The first collective exhibition of the Happy Fingers group was entitled “50 x 70” and referred to the common element of our works: their size. We exhibited our works in October 2013 in Cagiallo, Switzerland. They were then exhibited several times in Italy at the Quiltitalia Assembly, in Pesaro and at several fairs in Bergamo, Verona and Lanzada. Our works were displayed at the travelling exhibition “La musica della mia vita”, organized in Monza. The Happy Fingers’ second exhibition took place in Melide in October 2016, under the title “50 x 70 bis”.
In 2017, I started taking Shibori classes using different kinds of Indigo color in Milan, at the Shiborilab of the Japanese master Akifumi Takeshita. One of my latest passion is dyeing and Ecoprint too: these technique fascinates me a lot and is the common link of my recent creations with boro and shibori.
End of 2019 I had a solo exibition with my Challenge #the100dayproject2019# at «Casa del Vino» in Morbio, Switzerland.
I am active member of patCHquilt Switzerland, Quilt Italia, SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) and since 2021, I’m also part of ArtQuiltFusion.