Grolman was born on July 5, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. She was schooled
in all the customary handcrafts available to a city girl. When she married
Sidney Schick and he was recalled for the Korean War, she experienced her
first exposure to western arts & crafts. They left a lasting impression.
in New York after the war, she worked for the NYC Board of Education as
the "Audio-Visual Lady" for 23 years. Over this period of time
she raised their three children, honed her skills with machinery and developed
her eye for color.
retirement, the Schick's relocated to Leisure World in California. She took
her first class in lapidary with Russ Hind and was mentored by Ben Wolf
and Bill Grundke. Her admiration for western art led her to her first commesso
(intarsia), "Contemplation", which took a first place ribbon at
an Orange County Fair. The next commesso demonstrated her love for the graphic
arts, "Shapes". Her creative efforts have been sidetracked by
her volunteer work in both the lapidary & jewelry shops.