After twenty years in fashion styling and art direction, Stella started working in ceramics and glass at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during which she completed her first collection of sculptures and was accepted to study by The Royal College of Art’s Ceramics and Glass MA programme. Just before starting at the RCA, Stella completed a one-month artist’s residency at The Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Centre (Denmark).
During her MA studies, Stella won The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers Award and the Charlotte Fraser Award. She was also shortlisted for a QEST scholarship.
Stella’s work has been featured by The Royal Ballet, McQueen Couture, Istituto Marangoni, in the book ‘Dream Sequence’, by Conde Nast, at London Fashion week and The London College of Fashion.
Currently, she is completing the series 'Gardens of Love'. The next steps will be to set up a studio in London, travel the world exploring different residencies and cultures gathering inspiration for new work.