Artist Statement

It took me over 50 years to figure out what I wanted to be "when I grow up”. After studying graphic design at CCAC (now known as CCA), I had a successful career as a graphic designer, but it wasn’t until I took a welding class at Cabrillo College that I truly I found my calling! Together with my husband, we learned how to weld, and we were so smitten, it sparked the interest to set up our own shop. I am a believer of life-long learning, and there is no shortage of new techniques to master. Combine this with my love of gardening and nature, and the result is engaging garden art.


Stop by to see my art in person during the North County Open Studios Tour on October 9 & 10, and October 16 & 17 at our studio located at:

203 Highview Drive, Santa Cruz 95060

You can find me in the catalog #258, and on Map G.

My husband Jay Capela is #259


213 Highview Ct, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA