Sculptor Jamie Cordelier on Marriage, Art, and Her Wicket Project for Downtown's Croquet Tournament

Mallets and forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the third annual Pie Social and Croquet Tournament on Saturday, November 3, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. Chow Bella's profiling the all-star line up of pie-makers, and from now til Pie Social, we'll introduce the artists creating wickets for the Croquet Tournament, one by one. Up today: Jamie Cordelier

When Jamie Cordelier was 15 years old when her family decided to move to Arizona from the island of Guam. She decided to continue her education in Arizona and applied to the Herberger School of Art in 2009.

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Cordelier is now 22 years old and married. Her husband is a custom fabricator and turned her on to the world of art through his "inventive ways."

The couple is involved in a few projects in Scottsdale such as the new Walter Art Gallery and the Walter Dome, which hosts the World's Largest VW Bus and Baja Bug.

Cordelier says they have incorporated their marriage into their work because their focuses are compatible.

She stays involved by joining clubs inside and out of school. She is a co-president of the ASU Sculpture Club and also a member of the Woods and Foundry Clubs at ASU. She will be graduating in 2013 and is preparing for graduate school starting 2014.

When you aren't sculpting you're probably...


Three major inspirations or influences?

My culture (Chamoru), sea life, and life experiences

Since the theme is Alice in Wonderland, if you could be any character in the World of Alice in Wonderland who would it be and why?

I would love to be the Caterpillar because he's wise, gets to relax, and smokes hookah. I'd adjust the caterpillar's attitude and look forward to being a butterfly.

Most preferred materials or medium to work with when sculpting

I prefer to metal and mold making with green materials.

Favorite pie...

Kings' Pie (la galette des rois).

More profiles are coming soon, but in the meantime you can check out Chow Bella's lineup of Pie Social chefs. Stay tuned to Jackalope Ranch and Chow Bella for more info.

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