Noël Datin McDonald is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles with a BA in Art Design specializing in Textiles.
Shortly after graduation from UCLA, she opened a floral design studio in Santa Barbara County, Solvang, California which she owned for 25 years. She was able to put her design skills into designing floral displays for many celebrity homes, weddings, and venues.
From floral design to working with clay, she encompasses hints of nature, leaves, and florals with shape and glazing in high impact colors.
She also has written a biography of her father’s, Richard C Datin, movie and television model work on the original “Star Trek” series, “Petticoat Junction” series, and computer miniatures for General Electric. He was the founding curator of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.
She now makes her home in Longview, WA with her beasties, King Frederick, and his sister, Princess Wilhelmina.