Mary Ann studied art at Buffalo University N.Y. followed by a career as a Real Estate Broker. Once retired Mary Ann began porcelain doll making & costuming. She has won numerous awards, most recently the Doll Artisan Guild Crystalaward. Mary Ann also has won the Millie, Maggie, numerous blue ribbons,rosettes and the Pearl Award from IDMA. She resides in Georgia with husband,Richard, a retired airline pilot and an accomplished wood worker. They have 6children, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mary Ann says Dollmaking is a wonderful retirement endeavor and enjoys the art tremendously.