Education and Professional Experience

Ceramist.  Handbuilding, sculpture.  2000-present.

Educator.  Classes for adults, teens and children at my studio, Saxapahaw, NC. 2009-present.  Also work with senior citizens and children with special needs.

Artist-in-Residence.  Schools in North Carolina. 2004-present.

Symposium:  The Human Figure in Clay, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN. Oct. 27-30, 2010.

Workshop: The Figure: Form and Content, with Cristina Cordova. The Odyssey, Asheville, NC. July 12-16, 2010.

Conference:  Tri-State Sculptors Conference, Elon, NC. Oct. 2-4, 2009.

Class: Technique and Content: Coil-Building Large Figurative Ceramic Sculpture—A Hands-On Workshop, with Adrian Arleo. Claymakers, Durham, NC.  Jan. 5 -9, 2008.

Workshop: Colored Porcelain, with Chris Campbell.  Rockingham Community College, Wentworth, NC. Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2006.

Class:  Bronze Casting, with Kevin Eichner.  Central Carolina Community College, Siler City, NC.  Spring, 2006.

Class: Human Figurative Sculpture, with Susan Draughon.  Central Carolina Community College, Siler City, NC.  Spring,  2006.

Class:  Welding for Artists, with Kevin Eichner.  Central Carolina Community College, Siler City, NC.  Aug.-Dec., 2005.

Conference:  18th North Carolina Potters Conference.  Hand Building and Sculpture, with Timothy Wilson, Pete Pinnell, Jim Robinson and Josh DeWeese.  Randolph County Arts Guild, Asheboro, NC.  Mar. 4-6, 2005.

Workshop:  Tile making, with Freeman and Maggie Jones.  Rockingham Community College, Wentworth, NC. Spring, 2005.

Class:  Squeeze: The Extruder, with Michael Sherrill.  Penland School of Crafts, Spruce Pines, NC.  Jun. 28-Jul. 9, 2004.

Workshop:  Hand building and forming techniques, with Kathy Triplett.  Cole Studios, Oak Ridge, NC.  Jul. 12, 2003.

Workshop:  Sculptural Forms from Nature, with Alice Ballard Munn.  Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC.  Jun. 9-13, 2003.

Workshop:  Wire and Fire, with Marilyn Moore.  Sawtooth Center for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, NC.  Apr., 2003.

Courses:  Ceramics I and II, Professional Practices in Art.  Elon University, Elon, NC.  Also assisted with organizing juried art show.  2001-2002.

Study of the Mata Ortiz form-making and firing processes, with Coy Quakenbush.  Saxapahaw, NC.  Summer, 2001-Nov., 2002.

Workshop:  Embellishing Clay Pieces Using Press Molds, with John Ransmeier.  Sawtooth Center for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, NC. Sept. 2002.

Course: Ceramics. Alamance Community College, Burlington, NC. 2000.

Master of Sciences in Pathology, Duke University, Durham, NC.  1979.

Bachelor of Sciences in Biology (Honors), State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY.  1976.

 

Awards

Honorable Mention (“The Order of Things”). National Arts Program, 10th Annual Exhibit, Raleigh, NC. Dec. 1, 2011-Jan. 17, 2013.

Honorable Mention (“Fawn”):  The Family Pet. Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex, NC. 2009.

Grant: Bricolage: Collaboration with artists in Alamance and Guilford Counties to create an arts event in Alamance County, NC.  2007.  $5,000.

All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition. Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE.  2006.  All 5 pieces submitted were selected.

2nd place in Pottery, Best of North Carolina Artists, Kennedy Promotions, Williamsburg, VA. 2005.

Testifyin’ 2005: A National Competition. Fayetteville State Univ., Fayetteville, NC. 2005.

Regional Artists Hub Grant, United Arts Council, Greensboro, NC. 2003-2004.

President’s Choice Award, Student Juried Art Exhibit.  Elon University, Elon, NC. 2002.

 

International/National Juried Exhibitions

National Arts Program, 10th Annual Exhibit, Raleigh, NC. Dec. 1, 2011-Jan. 17, 2013.

Eye of the Artist. Yadkin Arts Council, Yadkinville, NC. July – September, 2012.

Juried Sculpture and 3-D Exhibition.  Fine Arts League of Cary.  All 3 pieces submitted were accepted.  Cary, NC. 2011-2012.

National Arts Program, 9th Annual Exhibit, Raleigh, NC. Dec. 1, 2011-Jan. 23, 2012.

American Craft Today, juried by Carol Sauvion, executive producer of the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated “Craft in America” PBS television series and creator/ director of Craft in America Inc. The Bascom, Highlands, NC. 2010.

The Family Pet.  Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex, NC. 2009.

Annual Juried Sculpture Show, Craven Arts Council, New Bern, NC. 2008-2009.

Vessels, Claymakers, Durham, NC. 2007.

All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition. Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE. 2006.

Testifyin’ 2005: A National Competition. Fayetteville State Univ., Fayetteville, NC. 2005.

 

Regional Juried Exhibitions – A Selection

Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC. 2011.

2011 North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Raleigh, NC. 2011.

2010 North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Raleigh, NC. 2010.  Both pieces submitted were accepted.

Alamance Artisans Guild at the Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC. 2006- 2007.

Arts at the Meadow, Orange County Artists Guild, Chapel Hill, NC. 2008, 2007, 2006.

Art on the Vine, Alamance Artisans,  Alamance Co. NC. May, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006.

Summer Salon. Greensboro Artists League, Greensboro, NC. 2004.

All Members’ Juried Exhibition.  Greensboro Artists League, Greensboro, NC. 2004.

 

Invitational Shows – A Selection

Hey Diddle Diddle, Arts Council of Cabarrus County, NC.  8 Sculptures.  Oct. 22-Dec. 19, 2012.

From the Earth: Gifts of Fire and Clay, Saxapahaw Artists Gallery, Saxapahaw, NC. Feb. 1-March 31, 2012.

Splendor Aboard the Seafair, International Fine Arts Exhibitions, Morehead City, NC. 2011.

American Summer, Saxapahaw Artists Gallery, Saxapahaw, NC. August, 2011.

Garden pARTy, Alamance County Arts Council, Graham, NC. 2011.

In Our Care. Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC. 2009.

Come Out and Play. Chapel Hill, NC, 2001-2012, featured artist 2006.

Featured 3-D Artist. May Memorial Library,1 month annually 2008 -12, Graham, NC.

Potters in the Garden., Greensboro, NC. 2009.

Animals Without Borders, Carrboro, NC. 2009.

Willow Walk, Alamance County Arts Council, Burlington, NC. 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006.

 

Commissions

Rocky, Beloved Dog.  Burlington, NC. In progress

5 Cats, San Diego, CA. Dec. 2012

Dauschund, Beloved Family Pet.  Graham, NC. Nov. 2010.

Alpacas, North Carolina State University veterinarian who specializes in exotic breeds. Raleigh, NC  Dec. 2010.

Suns and Moons, private collector, Burlington, NC.  2008.

500 Botanical Tiles.  United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.  Raleigh, NC. Aug.-Dec., 2005.

 

Media– A Selection

“Our Artful Community,” Alamance Magazine, Oct. 2011, Alamance County, NC.  P. 16.

“Alamance Artisans Guild Kicks Off 2nd Annual Studio Tour (one of two featured artists),” The Alamance News, Burlington, NC. Oct. 13, 2011.

“An Art Lover’s Paradise,” Burlington Times News, Burlington, NC. Oct. 9, 2011.

“Saxapahaw Sculptor’s Works Accepted for State Exhibition.”  Burlington Times News, Burlington, NC. Feb. 25, 2010.

“A Village Holiday,” Burlington Times News, Burlington, NC. Dec. 13, 2009.

“Artist Shows Off Her Pet Project.” The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, NC. Dec. 6, 2009.

“Stretching Their Wings.”  Burlington Times News Burlington, NC.  Nov. 1, 2007, p. D1-2.

“Alamance Artisans.”  Newsletter of the Alamance County Arts Council, Graham, NC. Oct., 2006.

Higgins, Katherine. “A Jug Full of Art,” The Clayton-Cleveland Herald, Clayton, NC. Feb. 3, 2006, p. 1A.

Rockwell, Amber. “Attention Artists: We Want You,” Alamance Magazine, Burlington, NC.  Jan. 2006 p. 29.

“Millennia.”  In “The Gallery,” Clay Times, Nov.-Dec., 2003, p. 41.

“Inner/Outer Support.”  In “Suggestions,” Ceramics Monthly.  Nov., 2003, p. 90.

 

Current Professional Affiliations

National Conference on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 2013.

Potters Council, National.  2010-present.

Alamance County Arts Council, Graham, NC.  2010-present.

Carolina Designer Craftsmen,  Raleigh, NC. 2010-present.

Carolina Clay Guild, Greensboro, NC. 2002-present.  Secretary 2005-2008.

Alamance Artisans, Alamance County, NC. 2005-present.  Secretary 2006.