Nicknamed Tra by her family and friends, Tracy Pesche has been a “maker kid” since she was little, selling pot holders and painted rocks. Her passion for the arts is inherited from her parents, who own a fine art gallery that opened in 1976, and led to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with a concentration in ceramics, from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Today, Tracy finds herself in her hometown of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, raising her own family and creating whimsical pieces out of wood and metal. Her bright colors and whimsical style appeal to all ages. Tracy hopes her pieces put a smile on others’ faces and brighten their walls and their day.