2003 Togenomori: Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan.Artist in Residence.
98-2000 Seattle University.Seattle, WA.Masters in Education emphasis in creativity and ceramics.3.97 GPA
Awarded 2000 Spirit of the School Award, Seattle University Graduate School of Education
2000 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.Studied Ceramics and firing Japanese Anagama wood kilns
91 -92 Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Glassell Art Institute.Houston, TX.
87-91 Pepperdine U.Malibu, CA. Cum Laude Graduate.B.A. in Economics. Emphasis in Art.GPA 3.65
1990 Arizona State University.Emphasis in Art.Tempe, AZ.Deans List.GPA 3.83
01-Current Commercial Ceramic Sculptor and Potter
03-Current Center School (Seattle Public High School), Ceramics instructor/program founder
04-Current Northwest School, Ceramics instructor/curriculum consultant
00-Current Seattle Center Academy, Ceramics instructor for middle-school aged children
94-2005 Montlake Community Center, Ceramics instructor for children, teen and adult classes
2001-2003 Pottery Northwest, Handbuilding instructor, curriculum consultant
98-2001 Open Studio bringing ceramics to underserved youth, Executive director/founder
97-2000 Hidden Valley Camp, Assistant Director, teen counselor, art instructor
92-97 Platypus Productions- Better Business Bureau Video Series, President and Co-founder
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE
2006 Biloxi, MS: Post Katrina visiting artist/educator/program founder teaching > 700 children.
2005-Current Children’s Hospital: Performing Magician, volunteering weekly
97-Current Seattle Public Schools: Guest Artist
95-Current KUBE/KISS 106.1 FM Haunted House (for Fred Hutch Research Center/ Children's Hospital)
AWARDS, AFFILIATIONS, PUBLICATIONS
2006 Best in Show/ Member’s Choice National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts/WPA at
Northwest Craft Center
2006 Best in Show/ Juror’s Choice NCECA/WPA at Art Stop, Tacoma, WA
Affiliations: NCECA (National Council of Educators of Ceramic Art), ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), NRDC (National Resource Defense Council), Sierra Club, AFSC (American Friends Service Committee), University Quaker Meeting, WPA (Washington Potters Association).
Artwork published in: Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, Seattle Times, Stranger, Seattle Weekly.
GALLERIES AND EXHIBITIONS
2001 - Current Pottery Northwest Gallery, Seattle, WA
2001 - Current Frank and Dunya Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003 PSMS Show (Puget Sound Mycological Society) Art Exhibition, Seattle, WA
2003 - Current City Peoples Garden Store, Seattle, WA
2003 - Current Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan
2003 - Current Kobo Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004 Federal Building Promenade, Seattle, WA
2004 Crespinel Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004 Alwan Gallery, New York
2005 - 2006 Kindred Circle Gallery, Edmonds, WA
2005 - Current Phoenix Rising Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 - Current Made in Washington Stores, Seattle WA.
2006 - Current Art Stop Gallery, Tacoma, WA’
2006 –Current Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, WA
TRAVEL AND LEISURE EXPERIENCES
04 - Current Competed in regional Squash tournaments
2005 Traveled and SCUBA in Croatia and cave exploring in Slovenia
2004 Completed STP Seattle to Portland 206 mile bicycle ride.
2003 Studied Contemporary Sculpture and Traditional Japanese Pottery, Shigaraki Japan., SCUBA Thailand
2002 Traveled and SCUBA in Philippines, Rock climbing in Thailand.
2001 Traveled Central America: Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador, Galapagos.
2001 Completed Seattle Seafair Triathlon
1998, 1999 Traveled Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Costa Rica: independently teaching/learning ceramics.
1995 Traveled in the Philippines: independently lived in a remote island village for one month.
1990, 1994 Traveled Europe: independently for three consecutive months experiencing 11 countries.
1991 Traveled North and South East Asia: independently for two months experiencing 9 countries.
1988 Los Angeles Marathon, Competitor