Hello! I am Ashton Rodriquez, the maker behind the work you see here and the owner of Charlie Girl LLC. I started working with clay as a medium in October of 2019 as a way to cope with the loss of my beloved Holland Lop bunny, Charlie. Through the pain of losing her I found myself restless and making beautiful things from clay was the perfect escape for me at that time and now has turned into the perfect way to honor the memory of my little sassy beauty queen.

Before starting Charlie Girl I was a bartender for over ten years and later a stylist for a major subscription clothing service. I am now fortunate enough to be able to do this full-time with your support. 

I live in the greater Cleveland area with my spouse and our two rescue cats, Barbecue and Emily. Also in our home is the love of my life, my eight-year old Shih Tzu named Willie. When not working on all things Charlie Girl I enjoy cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with my family and friends. 

I am grateful for this journey and hope that my earrings can bring a little joy into your life! My intention is to create fun pieces of wearable art that make people feel good and smile. It's all possible because of you!

Xo, Ashton