Aleishall Girard Maxon has worked in the worlds of fashion and design for over 15 years. Having had a steady practice of creating fiber based accessories, she has recently begun to explore larger scale, sculptural pieces of similar materials. Her work always starts with color and then from there comes form, texture and the dialogue between all three. Interested in the juxtaposition of delicacy and strength, Girard Maxon often explores these themes within the material and construction of her pieces.

Girard Maxon grew up immersed in the vivid palette of the southwest in Santa Fe, New Mexico and continues to draw inspiration from these early surroundings as well as her world travels. She now lives in Berkeley, CA with her family. 

Aleishall Girard Maxon is also co-creative director of Girard Studio which aims to preserve and promote the design legacy of her late grandfather Alexander Girard.

art photography by terri loewenthal

portrait by claudine gossett