Ysabella de Draguignan
Ysabella de Draguignan
Azure, a peacock displayed and three fleur-de-lys argent
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I joined the Society in 2000, while living in Ann Arbor Michigan. When we moved to Pennsylvania I became more involved and found that illumination was especially a favorite of mine for which I was awarded the Order of the Maunche.
I enjoyed sculpting and working on small edible subtleties. When I moved to Connecticut I purchased a ceramic kiln longing to get back to that art which I enjoyed in my early years in college. I work primarily in luxury ceramic pieces of the 16th century, although my persona is earlier(1400s). My other interests include medieval gardening, cooking, daily life, and persona development. I am a lover of games, and am currently working on a set of playing cards
Ysabella was born 21 November, 1375. St. Saveur le Viscomte, Normandy, France born to Nicolas de Villarquemada (d 1380) and Bernice de Clarens (d 1386). Siblings include Iago (older brother, (d 1380), Esther (older sister), Adhemar de Villarquemada (older brother), Jean-Claude (older brother), Guillaime (older brother (d 1401)). She is married to Gerard D'Aigues-Mortes.
She was educated at Rouen in upper Normandy until she was sixteen. Her elder brother, Jean-Claude, arranged a marriage to Baron Gerard D’Aigues-Mortes in 1396 when she was then twenty, which united the largest southern and northern salt-making families and created a regional monopoly on salt. They have two children; Lillian and Michel. Ysabella was granted the title of Baronne de Draguignan by the King in 1403.
Persona development is a very important part of my involvement with the SCA. I offer articles in persona, and enjoy helping others flesh out their persona privately by email.
Offices & Positions
Former Chronicler for the Barony of Dragonship Haven.
Former Central Region Deputy-Clerk for EK Signet
Autocrat and Class Coordinator for 2010 All Things Scribal in Dragonship Haven
Co-Steward, Victuality-the Event 8/2013
Projects & Publications
Beginning Medieval Gardening
Intermediate Medieval Gardening
Medieval Gardening in an Urban Setting
History and Descriptions of Main Types of Gardens in Period
The Herbal Notebook of Ysabella de Draguignan
Glass Painting with Store bought Enamels
Medieval Interior Design
Landscape illumination in style of Gaston Phoebus: specifically flora.
Gaston Phoebus book of the hunt General illumination and history
Persona development on a case by case basis and by email.
Award of Arms (2002)
Grant of Arms (2003)
Golden Lyre (2005) TRMs Thorvald and Svava
Golden Lyre (2009) TRMs Konrad II and Brenwen II
Queen's Honor of Distinction (2007) HRM Jana IV
Worshipful Company of Artificers (2015) Baronial Award for A&S Excellence
Dragonship Haven Baronial A&S Champion (2009)