Artist and designer G.G. Santiago is widely recognized in the
world of fine gifts and collectibles for the unique quality of
her work and stunning artistic talent. For more than 20 years,
G.G. Santiago has been producing and designing many lines of collectible
gifts, and has continuously been recognized in the gift and collectibles
industry for her whimsical and highly detailed pieces.
Santiago has tremendous history and skills in illustrating
and sculpting with a vast range of materials. She is recognized
as one of America's most beloved children's artists with the creation
of popular characters like the Rainbow Brite collection, which she
created during her years with Hallmark Cards. In 1987, Santiago
designed a one-of-a kind bisque Madonna and child figurine, a limited
edition piece with only 5,000 made worldwide. She has also received
the prestigious Award of Excellence from Collector Editions magazine.
G.G. Santiago has been producing beautiful pieces for numerous leading
gifting companies including Ashton Drake Galleries, Enesco and Seagull
Having worked with G.G. Santiago for many years, Franz
has opened its doors to this award-winning artist, and proudly presents
the first G.G. Santiago jewelry collection, along with new introductions
to the G.G. Santiago porcelain tabletop collection. The Spring 2005
Franz Collection features G.G. Santiago sculptured porcelain design
vases, and a G.G. Santiago jewelry line, including Rhodium plated
brass and sculptured porcelain earring sets, pendants and brooches.
Residing in Northern Indiana, Santiago works from
her studio in the country and draws her inspiration from the surrounding
nature and wildlife.