Professional Experience Studio Potter, Ceramic Artist, Portland, Oregon. Minnesota Flattop Gas Car Kiln.1981-1982 Teacher, Art, Lincoln High School, Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR. 1983- 2017 Oregon Potters Association: President, Ceramic Showcase Chair, Sponsorship Chair, Development Co-Chair, Special Events Chair, numerous board positions.
Educational Experience: 1981 Teaching Certificate, State of Oregon 1980 Post BA Degree, Art Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 1971 BA, Sociology, Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio Professional Training: Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Pacific NW College of Art, Portland Community College, Mount Hood Community College, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Portland State University, Metchosin International School for the Arts, BC, Det Danske Selskab, Denmark.
Media, Commissions, Awards 2009-17 Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, Commissioned Award Sculptures 2017 Purchase Award, Skutt Kilns, Permanent Collection. 2017 Ceramic Showcase’s 2017 Purchase Award by Clay Art, Tacoma, Washington 2010 Business for Culture & the Arts, Commissioned Hero Awards 2008 Commission, Oregon’s 150th Sesquicentennial: Mural, Oregon Public Retirement System 2005 1st Place Award, Beaverton Arts Showcase, Beaverton Arts Commission 2004 Featured Artist, “Oregon Art Beat,” rebroadcast, 2007 and 2009, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Publications“Life is Lived Forward and Understood Backward, The search for a Personal Understanding of Memories,” Ceramics Monthly, March, 2004, Volume 52, Number 3 Extruder, Mold and Tile: Forming Techniques, by Anderson Turner, Reprinted and featured as cover art, Ceramic Arts Books, published, 2008,
Selected Art Exhibitions 2017 Art and Culture of Japan, Group, Hood River, Oregon 2017 Ceramic Showcase’s 2017 Purchase Award by Clay Art, Tacoma, Washington 2017 “From The Earth – A Potters Connection With Nature,” World Forestry Center 2017 Purchase Award, Skutt Kilns, Permanent Collection. 2017 NCECA conference, 3 Exhibitions, Portland OR. 1998 - 2017 Portland Open Studios, 9 years participation 1983-2017 Oregon Potters Association’s Ceramic Showcase, Portland Oregon 2015 Cannon Beach Art Association, 2 person exhibition, Cannon Beach, Oregon 2014 Oregon Art Beat Retrospective Exhibition, Portland, Oregon, Group 2013 “Toward the Future, Messages from Clay,” Sapporo, Japan 2012 Joint Exhibition, Mashiko Ceramics and Arts Association, Mashiko, Japan 2012 Oregon Potters Association: Exposed. North Bank Artists Gallery, Vancouver, WA 2012 Sculptural Conversations, Bush Barn Art Center, Salem Oregon, Group 2011 Urban Green, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon, Group 2011 Centrifuge an Examination of Art and Architecture, Art Institute of Portland 2011 Oregon Clay Sculpture Invitational 2011, Chemeketa Community College Art Gallery 2009 “Art Fest of Clay and Fire – Exhibition with Ceramic Artists from Oregon,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, Japan2009 Giustina Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, Sustaining the Spirit of Oregon 2008 Guardino Gallery, Solo, Portland, OR2007 Western Rivers Conservancy, Oregon, “Salmon for the Sandy,” 5’ Salmon Sculpture 2006 Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland OR, group 2006 The Art Gallery, Longview, WA, Invitational, “Journeys: Artists Who Travel” 2004 Silver Creek Gallery, Silverton, OR, Solo, “Double Vision” 2003 Greystone Gallery Portland, OR, “Journeys Beyond Clay” 1981-2012 Invitational and juried exhibitions: Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Real Mother Goose, Lawrence Gallery, Attic Gallery, Lawrence Galleries, Maveety Gallery (Salishan, OR), The Elements (Greenwich, N.Y.), Appalachian Spring (Washington D.C.), White Bird Gallery (Cannon Beach, OR), Hand Workshop, Richmond, VA.