Ronnquist has been fascinated by art since elementary school. She took a ceramics class at La Cañada High. She disliked it, however, since the class involved lessons in the creation of the ceramic piece - something Ronnquist isn't interested in at this point. She just wants to paint ceramics.
She became interested in painting ceramic while studying at Whitworth. She would often visit a ceramics establishment were she would paint whatever she wanted.
"The people there were really cool and funky," said said. "It was a nice place for me to get away from school and relax. That's when I really got into it."