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About Me

I create and sell hand made porcelain vessels and tile installations to enhance your home.


Education

  • B.A. Visual Arts, Concentration in Ceramics Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.,1986
  • Penland School Of Crafts, Fall 1984

Group Exhibitions

  • “Passing the Baton:Ceramic Educators Exhibit, Ridley Gallery, Rocklin, Ca. 2016
  • "Form and Function", Biennial Invitational, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, Ca., 2010
  • "Weather Report", Sonoma Art Center, Sonoma, Ca. 2009
  • "ACGA @ Pence", Pence Gallery, Davis, Ca., 2006
  • "For The Love of Flowers", National Invitational, Museum of Art and Design, Louisville, Ky., 2005
  • "From the Fire", Invitational Exhibit, Alameda Art Center, Alameda, Ca., 2004
  • “Whimsy”, Group Exhibit, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, Ca., 2003
  • “Adornment”, Group Exhibit, Baulines Craft Guild, San Rafael, Ca., 2003
  • “The Enduring Hand/Design for the New Century” Baulines Craft Guild, S.F.,Ca, 2003
  • “Organic”, Group Exhibit, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley,Ca., 2002
  • “Craft Showcase II”, Invitational Exhibit, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, S.F., Ca, 2002
  • “Contemporary Perspectives”, Invitational Exhibit, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, S.F., Ca, . 2000
  • “Lafayette Art Association Craft Exhibit”, National Juried Exhibit, Lafayette, La., 2000
  • “National Crafts 1999”, National Juried Exhibit. Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pa.,1999
  • “The Fine Art of Craft”, National Juried Exhibit, The League of Maryland Craftsmen and The Maryland Federation of Art, 1999
  • “USA Craft Today 99” National Juried Biennial, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, Ct., 1999
  • “The State of Clay” Juried Biennial, Lexington Arts and Craft Society, Lexington, Ma.,1999
  • “The Artist Interprets” NJ. Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ.,1999
  • “Scents and Non-Scents”, National Invitational Exhibit, Signature Gallery, Boston, Ma., 1998
  • Faculty Exhibit, NJ. Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ.,1998
  • “Discover Craft America” World’s Fair, Seville, Spain,1992
  • “Rites of Spring” National Juried Exhibit, Jentra Gallery, Freehold, NJ.,1991
  • “Thirteen in Clay” Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, Ma.,1991
  • “Lafayette Art Association Craft Exhibit” National Juried Exhibit, Lafayette, La.,1989
  • “Emerging Artists” Marcus-Bloom Gallery, New Rochelle, NY., 1989
  • “Seven Craftspeople” Sacramento St. Gallery, Cambridge, Ma.,1989
  • “Gifts That Inspire” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Ma.,1987

International Trade Shows & Craft Fairs

  • Niche The Show, Las Vegas, NV. 2011
  • ACRE, LAs Vegas, Las Vegas, NV., 2010
  • Berkeley Open Studios, Berkeley, Ba. , 2006,2007, 2008
  • Affaire in the Garden, Beverly Hills, Ca. 2006
  • Contemporary Craft Market, Santa Monica, Ca., 2006
  • King's Mountain Art Festival, 2006, 2007
  • La Quinta Art Festival, La Quinta, Ca., 2006
  • Hunter's Point Fall Open Studios, San Francisco, Ca., 2005
  • San Francisco Clay and Glass Festival, San Francisco, Ca., 2005
  • San Francisco Style Festival, San Francisco, Ca. ,  2005
  • Mill Valley Fall Art Festival, Mill Valley, Ca, 2005,2006
  • Bellevue Art Museum Art and Craft Fair, Bellevue, Wa, 2005, 2007, 2009
  • Marin Art Festival, Marin, Ca., 2004,2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
  • East Bay Open Studios, Oakland, Ca. 2004
  • ACC Baltimore, Baltimore, Md. 1991, 2004, 2005,2006
  • Crafts at the Castle, Boston, Ma. 2003, 2004
  • Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, Ca., 2003, 2004, 2005
  • ACC San Francisco, San Francisco, Ca. 1990, 2001, 2003
  • American Craft Exposition, Evanston, Il, 2002
  • Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival, Palo Alto, Ca., 2001, -2016
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, Pa, 2001
  • Contemporary Craft Market, San Francisco, Ca., 2000
  • “Celebration of Craftswomen”, San Francisco, Ca., 1999,2005,2012,2013,2014,2015
  • “Lifestyles Exhibit”,Tokyo, Japan, 1992
  • ACC Springfield, 1990, 1991

Permanent Collections

  • American Museum Of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
  • Benedictine University, Chicago, Il

Awards

  • Sausalito Arts Festival, Second Place in Ceramics, Sausalito, Ca., 2012
  • Carol Duke Artist Award For Excellence in Craft, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue Wa., 2009
  • Best of Show, Marin Arts Festival, 2010
  • Best Of Artists Book Awards, California State Competition, Kennedy Promotions, Honorable Mention, 2007
  • Best of Artists Book Award, National Competition, Kennedy Promotions, Winner, 2007
  • Sauasalito Art Festival, Second Place Ceramics, 2003

Teaching Experience

  • The Little House, Dorchester, Ma., Instructor, Community Day Care Center 1986-1988
    Taught childrens handbuilding classes, parent/child handbuilding and wheel throwing
  • MIT Student Art Association, Cambridge, Ma. Technical Instructor, 1986-1993
    Taught all levels of Throwing and Hand Building classes for adults
  • NJ. Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, N.J. Faculty Member, 1997-1999
    Taught all levels of throwing and hand building classes for adults and children
    Two, two day nerikomi Workshops
  • Rossmoor Ceramics Club, Walnut Creek, Ca., 2001, 20011, 2012,2016
    One day carving workshop, One Day Nerikome Workshop, One Day Pierced Porcelain Workshop
  • City of Orlando, Orlando, Fl., City Parks and Recreation Dept. 2004
    Two day intensive carving workshop
  • U.C. Berkeley, ASUC Art Studio
    Two Day Intensive Carving Workshop, 2004
    One Week Summer Camp Course, Explorations in Clay, Taught children ages 10-12
    Six week courses in wheel throwing and handbuilding for adults,2005, 2006, 2011, 2012
  • Palo Alto Cultural Center
    One Day Carving Workshop, 2004
    Throwing Classes for adults 2016, ongoing
  • City College of San Francisco
    One Day Carving Workshop, 2006
  • Richmond Art Center
    Carving Workshop, 2007, 2014
  • Walnut Creek Civic Arts
    Beginner and Advanced Classes in throwing and handbuilding for adults, 2008-present
  • The Mill Valley Potter’s Studio
    All levels, throwing and hand-building for adults 2011-present
  • The Berkeley Potter’s Studio
    Throwing for adults, 2013-2015
  • Leslie Ceramics, Berkeley, CA.
    Carving Workshop, May 2013, Oct. 2013
  • Mendocino Art Center
    One Day Carving Workshop, 2014

Publications

  • 500 Vases, Lark Books, 2010
  • American Art Collector, Alcove Books, 2010,
  • California Home and Design, 2006
  • Ceramics Technical, May 2004
  • American Art Collector, 2004, Alcove Books
  • Clay Times, cover article, March, 2003
  • Craft of Northern California, 2002, Alcove Books
  • Ceramics Monthly, Sept. 2002
  • Clay Times, Jan 1999
  • Sculpting Clay, 1992, Leon Nigrosh
  • Claywork; Form and Function in Ceramic Design, 1995, Leon Nigrosh
  • Esprit Magazine, Dec. 1989
  • The Worcester Monthly, May 1989