Johanne Cinier was born in Sète on the French Mediterranean coast in 1977. From the age of eight until 1996, she studied drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Sète (art school). She then trained as a fashion/dress designer in Aix-en-Provence and in Marseille. After graduating, she moved to Paris, the world’s fashion capital, working for Givenchy and Arrow for six years.
The light of the south of France beckoned, however, as did the need to find crucial time to sate her desire to create, which brought her home to Sète, where she could enjoy the freedom of her workshop, the joy of painting, drawing and designing, and learning all sorts of new techniques.