Stephanie holds a Bachelors Degree in Art Education from Ohio State University and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with Emphasis in Ceramics from Cleveland State University. She taught elementary art in the Cleveland and East Cleveland public schools. In 2001, she received the Outstanding Art Teacher Award from The Ohio Art Education Association. Stephanie retired from public education in June 2007 after 35 years and now enjoys working in her studio every day, creating original functional ceramics.
Stephanie has attended workshops in Colorado, Montana, and Tennessee with such distinguished ceramic artists as Peter Voulkos, Warren McKenzie, Julia Galloway, Josh DeWeese, McKenzie Smith, Kristen Kieffer and Suze Lindsay. In recent years, she has exhibited her work at Heights Arts Gallery, River Gallery,
Fiddlehead Gallery and Three Sheep Gallery. She has participated in numerous sales and art festivals including Art by the Falls in Chagrin Falls and Cain Park Arts Festival in Cleveland Heights.