Michelle Natividad Stein is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on wood, ceramics and textiles. She is an MFA graduate from San Diego State University (SDSU) specializing in Woodworking and Furniture design. Michelle has a BA in Art and Applied Design encompassing the mediums of wood, metal and clay. Michelle was born in Subic Bay, US Naval Base, Philippines and currently lives in San Diego. Her personal work draws upon her experiences as a non-native-English-speaker living in the American South and Southern California. She uses furniture and domestic items to explore nationalism, historic assimilation, acculturation, and feminine identity. Her passion is teaching, and she lives for that “Ah-ha!” moment her students experience. Michelle teaches a wide age range from grade school to senior citizens, at UCSD Craft Center, Palomar College, and the San Diego Craft Collective . She strives to create an accessible, inclusive craft community.
- Chula vista, CA
- Wood, textiles, clay, metal
- Professional Status
- Furniture maker, educator, freelance artist