Nora Jean Petersen is a ceramicist and floral designer. She began doing ceramics as a teenager, apprenticing with a potter in her hometown in East Texas. Her interest in clay led her study sculpture and in 2006 she received MFA from Art Center College of Design. Nora was a practicing artist for years, exhibiting in the US and Europe, then 2012 she decided to make her secondary passion for floral design her primary focus and started her floral design company; Nora Floral Studio. The marriage of handmade ceramic vases and planters and a sculptors eye for color, form, and structure make her work truly stand out among floral designers.