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 Décor.
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.