Zii studied ceramics at the Rhode Island School of Design where much of her work was inspired by the human form, and its imperfections. After college she moved to Los Angeles and began a career in special effects make-up. Zii worked in film for 7 years on many projects and assisted Oscar winning make-up artist Kevin Haney. In 2009 she began blowing glass as a hobby and became a fulltime glass blower shortly thereafter. Zii has adapted the skills and techniques she learned as a ceramist to her glass work. Now a resident of Austin, TX Zii continues to produce unique works.