Jean was born in Los Angeles California, She moved to San Diego in 1959 and became a member of the San Diego Enamel Guild in the early 1990’s.
Her first enamel class was taken at Mesa College in San Diego. This was the first of many classes and work shops she would take. Her instructors include Emily Moser, Pat Aiken, Rick Schneider, Karla Maxwell, Steve Artz, Marion Brown, Sansone, Ted DeGrazia, Diane Almeyda, Jamie Bennett, Falcher Fusager, Jenny Gore to name a few.
Jean uses sifting and stencil techniques for her jewelry making. Her favorite technique to use is watercolor. She is greatly influenced by her fellow enamel guild member Dorothy Stephenson who also creates beautiful watercolor enamels.