Master of Fine Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1993
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Full Fellowship Recipient, Skowhegan, Maine, 1991
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1990


Chairperson of Art Department, Professor of Art and Ceramics Area Head, Clark College, Vancouver, WA 2003–Present
Faculty, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR, 2002–2003
Art Faculty, Portland Community College, Portland, OR, 2000–2003
Visiting Professor, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, 1998-1999
Professor of Art and Ceramics Area Head, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1995-1998


Summer Session participant, Rat City Studio, Seattle, WA, 2017
Summer Session residency, Ash St. Project, Portland, OR, 2016
Artist Invites Artists Group Session Leader, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Maine, 2016
Artist in Residence, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO, 2010
Artist Invites Artists Residency, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Maine, 2007
Artist in Residence Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT, 2005
Artist in Residence Oregon School of Arts & Crafts, Portland, OR, 1995
Summer Assistant Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO, 1993 and 1995
Artist in Residence, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR, 1993–1995

Solo Exhibitions

Tug, Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR, 2017
Bloom, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA, 2014
Porcelain Creations, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA, 2012
Illumination, Beet Gallery, Portland, OR, 2009
New Work: Succulents, Oregon College of Art& Craft, Portland, 2006
New Drawings and Ceramic Sculpture, L & B Viewing Room Gallery, Portland, 2002
Physical Presence, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, 1999
Solo Exhibition, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, 1998
New Work, Decker/Morris Gallery, Anchorage, 1997
Produce, Fairbanks Art Association, Anchorage, 1997
Dried Fruit, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, 1995

Selected Group Exhibitions

Tropes of Nature, George Fox University, Newburg, OR, 2017
Low, Medium, High, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR, 2017
Salon: Portland Biennial, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR, 2016
Re-Thinking Ceramics, Umpqua Valley Art Association, Roseberg, OR, 2015
Inflorescence, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA, 2014
Group Exhibition, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2012
Un-wedged, a national juried exhibition, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA, 2011
Annual Group Exhibition, IMA Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2011
Uncommon Ground; Impact and Influence, juried exhibition, Arvada Center for Arts, CO, 2011
Group Ceramics Exhibition, a curated exhibition, A.L. Swanson Gallery, Helena, MT, 2011
Nature Inspires Art, curated exhibition, Tryon Creek State Park, Portland, OR, 2010
St. John’s + Art, Community Window Installation, Portland, OR2009
Biennial Juried Ceramics Exhibition, Northern AZ University, 2009
Touch, a regional juried exhibition, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2009
Sitka Center Invitational Exhibition, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR, 2009
The Academy is Full of Craft, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR 2009
Pink, a curated group exhibition, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, 2008
Small Wild Things, a curated group exhibition, The Art Gym, Portland, OR, 2008
Pacific NW Art Annual, juried exhibition U of O Eugene, 2008
Core Sample, group exhibition, James Patrick Gallery, Maine, 2007
Regional Ceramic Educator’s Invitational, Lewis and Clark College, 2006
Governor’s Mansion Group Ceramic Exhibition, Salem, 2005
Ceramics Invitational, Newport Arts Center, OR 2005
Natural Elements, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR 2006
Color, a three-person show, Western Oregon University, 2005
Art About Agriculture, a traveling juried exhibition, Oregon State University, 2004
2003 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, 2003
NCECA Clay National, a national juried exhibition, San Diego, 2003
artOBJECTS:PDX, Portland International Airport, 2003
Sculptural Clay at the Modern Zoo, curated exhibition, Portland, OR, 2003
Craft Biennial, Oregon College of Art and Craft, 2003
Materials Hard and Soft, national juried exhibition, Denton Arts Council, TX, 2002
Contemporary NW Ceramic Sculpture, juried exhibition, Bush Barn Arts Center, Salem, OR, 2002
Craftforms, national juried exhibition, Wayne Art Center, PA, 2001
Ink and Clay, national juried exhibition, Cal State Pomona, CA, 2001
Craft Biennial, national juried exhibition, Oregon College of Art and Craft, 2001
Pleasure Craft, North West Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, 2001
Feats of Clay, national juried exhibition, Lincoln Arts Center, NE, 2001

Additional Professional Experience

Guest Lecturer, Art Beat Symposium Portland Community College, Oregon 2009
Visiting Artist, Lecture/Demo Workshop St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN 2008
Visiting Artist, Lane Community College, Eugene 2008
Visiting Artist, Lewis & Clark College, Portland 2007
Visiting Artist, Willamette University, Salem, OR 2005
Workshop Instructor, Special Topics in Paperclay Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland 2003
Visiting Artist, Lecture/Demo Workshop Oregon College of Arts & Craft, Portland 2002
Visiting Artist, Lecture/Demo Workshop Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR 2001
Visiting Artist, Lecture/Demo Workshop Portland Community College, Oregon 1999
Visiting Artist, Two-day Lecture/Demo Workshop University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 1998


2010 Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Arts Commission
2010 Professional Development Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR
2009 Featured Artist, Art Beat Symposium, Portland Community College
2007, Travel Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR
2007 National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts Lexington, Kentucky Conference Presenter, New Work Category
2003 One of 20 artists chosen as a finalist for the Elizabeth Raphael Founders Prize Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2003 Biennial Artist, Portland Art Museum
One of 26 artists chosen from over 900 to represent the State of the Arts in Oregon
1996 Career Opportunity Grant, Alaska State Council for the Arts, Travel and Research


500 Sculptures, Lark Books, 2009
Oregon Home Magazine, “Voluptuous Vessels”, May 2004
Statesman Journal, “Art on the Edge” Salem, Oregon Jul 2003
The Oregonian, “A Question of Commitment”, Jun 2003
The Portland Tribune, “State of the Arts”, Jun 2003
Crafts Report, “Inspiration in Pacific Northwest Crafts”, Mar 2002
Icebreakers: Alaska’s Most Innovative Artists, Funded by National Endowment for the Arts, 1999
Ceramics Monthly, “Up Front Profile”, Sep 1997
Anchorage Daily News, “Different Artists/Common Connection”, Sep 1997
Anchorage Daily News, “Feeling of Sustenance”, Mar 1997


Harborview Medical Center Seattle, Washington
Alaska State Museum Juneau, Alaska
University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska
Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon
Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT