Artist & sculptor Roelna Louw was raised in South Africa where she wrote and directed award winning childrens’ TV programs. During the she relocated to USA, bought some clay and began telling stories in three dimensions.
The company was originally established by Liborio Cannata, an Italian ex patriot. By 1910 he had accumulated enough funds to start his own company L. Cannata, sculptor and artistic monumental mason. Coincidentally, it was the same year that the Union of South Africa was established. Liborio married Ernestina Risi in 1911 and together they had four children.