Education

Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA
Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics 2001

Univeristaet Hamburg
Germany
Tulane/Newcomb Honors Exchange Program 1998-89

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
BA German and Anthropology 1990

 

Teaching /Technician Experience

Ceramics Instructor, Portland Community College, Portland, OR 2008- Present
Teach Beginning level ceramics both wheel throwing and handbuilding.

Ceramics Instructor, Clark College, Vancouver, WA 2008- 2011
Teach Beginning level ceramics both wheel throwing and handbuilding.

Ceramics Instructor, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland Or 2006- Present
Teach Beginning level ceramics both wheel throwing and handbuilding. Intermediate Ceramics with a focus on ceramics materials and glazes and advanced firing techniques.

Ceramics Instructor, Clackamas Community College, Fall 2006
Taught Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics.

Ceramics Technician, Portland Community College, 2005-2007
Responsible for studio organization, equipment maintenance, inventory, and ordering. Coordinate firings, repair and build kilns. Assist students with projects, glazing and firings.

Ceramics Instructor, Archie Bray Foundation, 2002- 2005
Taught Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Ceramics classes, mixed glazes, fired kilns and maintained studio equipment and a clean studio environment.

Visiting Artist, Eastern Washington University, 2002
Taught a workshop with demonstrations and a slide presentation.

Visiting Professor of Ceramics, Pennsylvania State University, Fall 2001
Taught Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics classes. Performed numerous glaze tests with the Intermediate class and organized a group wood kiln firing.

Instructor of Ceramics, Pennsylvania State University, Summer 2000, 2001
Taught Beginning Ceramics, mixed clay and glazes, assisted students in loading and unloading kilns and fired kilns.

Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, Fall 1999-Spring 2001
Assisted students with projects, coordinated firings, assisted students in loading and unloading kilns, fired kilns, serviced kiln shelves, mixed clay with students, organized and inventoried all clay and glaze materials and maintained studio equipment.

Teaching Assistant/Technical Assistant, Penland School of Craft, Fall 1997
Assisted students with projects, coordinated firings, assisted students in loading and unloading kilns and fired kilns.

Ceramics Instructor/ Studio Manager, Women’s Studio Workshop, 1994-96
Managed a working ceramics studio, taught classes, fired kilns, and organized and inventoried materials.

 

Residencies and Workshops

Archie Bray Foundation Helena, MT
Resident Artist Program, 2003-2005
Summer Resident Artist Program, 2002

Penland School of Crafts Penland, NC
Studied high-fire ceramics, fall 1995, 1996, 1997
Studied with MacKenzie Smith, Mark Shapiro, and Gay Smith

Women’s Studio Workshop Rosendale, NY
Co-founded a working clay studio/Studio Manager and Instructor, 1994-96

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Deer Isle, ME
Studied high fire ceramics, 1994

Supermud Pottery New York, NY
Studio Apprentice/Assisted in construction of wood kiln, 1993-95

 

Awards

Regional Arts and Culture Council Professional Development Grant 2012
Portland, Or
Visual Arts Network Grant (Performance Arts Network)
Austin, Texas
Lincoln Fellowship
Archie Bray Foundation, 2004-05
Purchase Award
Jersey Shore National, 2004
Merchant Award
Strictly Functional National 2001

 

Publications

Ceramic Art and Perception, April 2007, Issue 67
Ceramic Excellence, Archie Bray Foundation Fellowship publication, 2005

Permanent Collections

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

 

Exhibitions and Shows

2012
Potters of the Northwest, Group show, Seattle Wa
La Mesa: National Dinnerware Exhibition, Seattle,Wa
Handle with Care, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Portland Potters, 18 Hand Gallery, Houston, TX
Art of the Potter, Gresham, Or
Progressive Practice/Fundamental Work, PCC, Portland, OR

2011
La Mesa: National Dinnerware Invitational, NCECA Tampa, FL
Craftywonderland, Juried Show and Sale, Portland, Or
Craft Department, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Portland, Oregon
Cup: The Intimate Object VII, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainsville, Fl
Gifted, Clay Studio, Missoula, MT

2010
La Mesa Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Contemporary Crafts Museum, 6 Featured Artist, Portland, Or
La Mesa: National Dinnerware Invitational, NCECA,
Group Show, Dowstudio, Deer Island, MI

2009
Pouring Vessels”, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
Cups”, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
“4×4”, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
Line Design, SoCa Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2008
State of the Art 2008: National Biennial Ceramics Invitational, Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign, IL
La Mesa: National Dinnerware Invitational, Pittsburgh, PA
Art of the Pot, Austin, TX
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Ceramalicious, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
Southern Exposure”, Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY

2007
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Tea: Teapot Invitational, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
“90 Teapots that Pour”, Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MI
Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
For the Table, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Garrison Art Center Show, Garrison, NY
Plates and Platters: Salon Style, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Art of the Pot, Austin, TX
Dinnerworks, Louisville Art Museum, Louisville, KY
La Mesa: National Dinnerware Invitational, Louiseville, KY

2006
La Mesa: National Dinnerware Invitational, Portland, OR
Artstream Group Show, NCECA, Portland, OR
Launch, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
Archie Bray Residents of 2005, Lewis and Clark College, Portland,OR
Earthenware Invitational, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

2005
Group Show, Lillstreet Center, Chicago, IL
Box Show, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Lincoln Fellowship Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
La Mesa:National Dinnerware Invitational, Baltimore, MD
Strictly Functional Clay National, Lancaster, PA
Group Show, Flux Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY
Archie Bray Resident Artist Exhibition, Red Sky Gallery, MT

2004
Three Person Show, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Teapot Invitational, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Resident Artist Exhibition, Spokane, WA
Steamin’ Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ
Tea: Teapot Invitational, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Resident Artist Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena MT
National Salt/Soda Show, Clay Studio, Missoula, MT
Jersey Shore National, Surf City, NJ
For the Table: Dinnerware Invitational, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

2003
Archie Bray Resident Artists Exhibition, Clay Studio, Missoula, MT
Archie Bray Resident Artists Show, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

2002
Clay Studio Annual Show, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Archie Bray Resident Artist Show, Spokane, WA
Resident Artists Annual Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Utilitarian Ceramics National, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA

1998-2001
Le Grand Buffet, Philadelphia, PA
Strictly Functional Pottery, National Lancaster, PA
MFA Graduate Exhibition, Penn State University, State College, PA
Paradigm Lost, Adam and Art Gallery, Bellefonte, PA
Washington Potters Association Exhibition, Seattle, WA