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Portia is a talented up and coming artist who works in a variety of mediums. This site is dedicated to showcasing her most recent works as photos become available. Portia is currently exploring fused glass jewelry, so stay tuned for new photos. Here you will find out about Portia's current projects, ongoing projects and retired projects. She is currently working in ceramics, glass and bath products.

Coming in November: bath products and fused glass jewelry.

Profile and Credentials        

Portia has her Bachelors of Art Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Woodbury University. She is also currently working on her Masters of Art in Psychology.

Portia also teaches Soap 101 and Spa Gift Baskets 101 in Burbank at the Creative Arts Center.

Current Class: Begins on February 21, 2008


Learn to make your own handcrafted spa gift baskets. Class covers soap making, fizzing bath salts, bath/body oils, aromatherapy, gifting and customizing. You'll leave this class with 2-3 luxurious spa baskets to keep or give as gifts.

Materials fee of $35 due to the instructor at first class. (Covers soap bases, essential oils, salts, basket fillers {loofahs, body scrub gloves, pedicure sets, etc}) Please bring a 1 to 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup, bread knife and small cutting board to class.

Class # Ages ay Time Price

4111.102 13 yrs & up Thursday 7:00–9:00 p.m. $40


Creative Arts Center - (818) 238-5397

1100 West Clark Avenue

Register online at:


Philosophy and Comments        

Art is what you make of it. Enjoy your passions to the fullest and live each day as if it were on purpose. You don't have to know what you want to do or where you want to go as long as you are happy in the moment. Yeah its great to keep an eye to the future so you don't lose sight of where you eventually want to end up. Just remember to live for you and not comprimise your future/dreams for anyone else.

*Note all work is handcrafted and most are handpainted.

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

Due to working a full time Corporate America job and attending Grad. school full time, Portia keeps random and varying artistic hours. The holiday's are her busiest time so place your orders early. Product will begin Dec. 10 and end Jan. 15 for bath products. What ever ceramics are in stock is all that will be sold. Ceramic production will resume in February 2008. Fused glass pieces will begin appearing in Nov. and will continue to make appearances as studio time permits.

Soap Scents and Colors        

Please note that intensity of the colors and fragrances vary depending on the soap base (goats milk, hemp, olive oil). Translucent bases allow for a clearer coloring while the milk bases allow for a darker richer coloring. The intensity of the fragrance also varies based on essential oils versus synthetic oil and whether it's a fruit, flower, food scent or herbs, i.e green apple, jasmine, coffee, or lavender.

Pictured: Olive Oil Soaps: Orange butterfly is scented with cucumber melon and died orange. The green butterfly is jasmine. The red/purple circular shells are lavender vanilla. Large red rock is done in jasmine cherry. The Red and White circular shell is done with goats milk soap done in two pours using lavender vanilla essential oils.

Handbuilt Pieces and Special Effects        

Platters, bowls, plates, valet trays, dish sets, soap gift baskets, fused glass jewelry and candle holders can be seen at assorted individual and group shows in Burbank and around the San Fernando Valley.

Currently, due to time constraints, Portia will not be making appearances at craft shows until January 2008.

Note on Pieces, Colors, and Duplication/Replication        

Please note that patterns cannot be exactly duplicated. Colors may vary due to placement in the kiln, firing temperature, and amount of minerals in glaze. Soap sets can be custom made in varying colors and fragrances. Custom fused glass pieces are done at the artist convenience. Portia works very hard to match sets with same colors and patterns when done in one sitting. All pieces are individually handcrafted and most are even hand painted. The ceramic pieces are made with a variety of glazing technique's from painting, to staining, to sponging, to drizzling.

Pieces with prices are available for immediate shipment pieces without prices have been sold but can be re-created with similar patterns/designs and colors or different colors to suit your taste.

Fused Glass and Soap Baskets        

Soap Baskets have arrived!!! Send an email to place an order. Fused glass is still in the works. I have a few necklaces made but as it happens glass is rather camera shy!

Check back often!!

Soap Scents:

Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, Peppermint, French Lavender, Vanilla, Warm Vanilla Sugar, Cherry, Watermelon, Strawberry, Chamomile, Jasmine, Gardenia, Fresh Cut Grass, Coffee, Chocolate, Cucumber Melon, Eucalyptus, Rain, Chai Tea, Baby Powder, Green Apple.

More Fragrances to come. I can special order them as well, just ask.

Pictures of molds to follow.

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