- I am Corinna de Jong and was born in 1961 in Invercargill, New-Zealand. From 1964 I grew up in Killarny, Johannesburg, South Africa where at 12 years old my talent was first discovered at Saxenwold Primary School. In 1975 I emigrated to Holland with my parents, where after pursuing my creative process, I finally in 1993, chose to specifically concentrate on three-dimensional works. Eventually in 1993 I realized my atelier, Studio R, in Rotterdam. I mainly create bronze sculptures, although I began my career in stone, making sculptures of Marl, Onyx and Granite. In more than 16 years time I have made and sold many sculptures, worked on assignment for Shell and the Government. Of course there were also private and personal pieces made.