Rochelle was born and raised in Hawaii. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mills College in Oakland
California where she also did post graduate work in Art Education. She worked for various publishing, graphic
design, and advertising companies in California before returning to Hawaii where she currently teaches adult
classes in ceramic arts. As a ceramic artist she has participated in many solo, group, and juried exhibitions
held throughout the U.S. Some of these shows were held at the American Craft Museum in New York, the Charles
H. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts in Wisconsin, and the Del Mano Gallery in California. Galleries in Hawaii,
California and New Mexico currently represent her. Rochelle's work can be found in the collections of The
Contemporary Museum, and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
I find inspiration in the flora and fauna of Hawaii as well as the legends, folktales, and mythology of Hawaiian and Asian cultures. Growing up with family from many cultures, bedtime stories were exciting and fueled the imagination, often evolving into new reinterpretations.