Rochelle studied art at Pennsylvania State University and The Slade School in London. She received a Master’s degree recently in International Affairs from The New School in New York. Rochelle splits her time between Vermont and New York City. She works at Vitrum, Corning, Urban Glass, Glass Underground, Bullseye Glass, and at her own studio in Leicester, Vermont.
She began her career in graphic design and advertising; had an audio-visual production company; owned a successful retail and mail order business—Adriana’s Caravan, that sold spices, condiments, and tableware; and is currently involved with the management of M-Lisada, a children’s home in Kampala, Uganda.
All aspects of her varied careers have influenced her work in fused glass. The work is always evolving but currently features strip and stringer bowls.
Incorporating techniques involving sandblasting, photographs, silk-screened images, and painting on glass in her new work, Rochelle is creating multi-leveled and dimensional pieces inspired by the power of ancient things and creatures.