My studies began at an early age and continued on to Indiana University, Bloomington IN. There I was fortunate to be accepted into the BFA program and to work with many talented teachers and students. For two years I was the Artist In Residence at the Campus Community Center. I exhibited my work in galleries and art shows. I was the recipient of the Carolyn Marmon Award for Sculpture at the Indianapolis Annual Art Show in 1981. In the early 80’s I moved to California. In Los Angeles I opened my own clay studio and showed in many galleries. From 2005-2007 I was the President of the American Ceramic Society-SOCAL. The group consists of 400 clay artists and many of the founding members are internationally known clay artists.
While in LA I took many workshops with such well known ceramicists as Paul Soldner and Tom Coleman. I also took classes with Rudy Fleck at Loyola University and Glaze Calculation with Roger Porter at Glendale College.
During this time I received an award from the Los Angeles Art Critic, First Place at the Presidents Show and many other awards.
Currently I have a clay studio in Syracuse, IN.
My artistic concerns delve into historical clay melding into my imaginary oceanic world. These vessels are my narrative homage’s to historical/future/nature vs tech .
Lots of multiple firings and very textured lava /ash glazes.
Upcoming art shows: June 2015,Winona Village Art fair; Sept. 2015 2 person exhibit,First Pres Gallery,FT Wayne,IN
I am represented by: Crestwoods Gallery & Arts On main
I am also teaching at the Elkhart Art League and running the clay department there.
This is just a beginning for the 2015 year.