EDUCATION:

  • MFA with Honors- Ceramics

     Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

  • RISD Graduate Fellowship Collegiate Teaching Certificate

     Brown University, Providence, RI 

     (Year long program in reflective teaching practices with seminars, workshops, micro-teaching session, and teaching  consultation videotape.)

  • BFA with Honors- Ceramics

     The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

 

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • Promising Artist Award-Philadelphia College of Art and Design Student Award

  • Zeldin Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Ceramics

  • William Daley Studio Achievement in Crafts Award

  • Eastech Chemical Company Award for Excellence in Ceramics

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN/ Appalachian Center for Craft, TTU satellite campus

    • Assistant Professor of Ceramics August 2018-present

      • Instruct 9 credit hours per semester in:

        • Introduction to Ceramics

        • Introduction to Wheel Throwing

        • Intermediate Handbuilding

        • Advanced Ceramics

        • 3D Design

        • Special Topics: Kiln Building

      • Senior thesis committees

  • Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

    • Summer workshop instructor- week long Educator Training- July 2019

  • Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM

    • Assistant Professor of Ceramics August 2013-May 2017

      • Instruct 12 credit hours per semester in:

        • Appreciation of Clay

        • Clay II-Clay IV-Wheel throwing and hand building- beginner to advanced ceramics courses

        • Independent Study/Directed Study: Ceramic sculpture

        • BFA Portfolio- Development of portfolio, resume, cover letter, artist statement, artist bio

        • Seminar- Lecture course on contemporary art/art practices

      • Expressive Arts Representative for College of Arts and Sciences Vision and Goals Committee

      • Faculty representative for WNMU Salary and Benefits Committee

      • Faculty representative for WNMU Curriculum Development Committee

      • Faculty representative for WNMU Education Development Committee

      • Art Club Advisor

 

  • State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice Campus, FL

    • Adjunct Ceramics Instructor 2007 – 2013

      • Instruct 4-6 classes each semester in:

        • Clay I- Beginner hand building

        • Clay II- Beginner wheel throwing

        • Advanced Hand Building

        • Advanced Wheel throwing

      • Organize Annual College-wide ceramics sale to incorporate a portion of benefits to Breast Cancer Awareness

      • Serve as SCF Venice Campus Art Club Co-Advisor

      • Supervise Lab Assistant and Student Assistant staff

 

  • Eckerd College-Program for Experienced Learners, St. Petersburg, FL

    • Adjunct Ceramics Instructor 2007 – 2011

      • Instruct 2-3 courses each semester on both St. Petersburg and Dunedin Campus in:

        • Wheel throwing

        • Hand building

        • Ceramic sculpture

        • Alternative firing

      • Faculty member on senior thesis committees

 

  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

      Ceramics Instructor/Technician, Graduate Assistantship 2003-2005

  • Taught introductory courses in ceramics five of six semesters at RISD

 

TECHNICIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Brambleton Center, Roanoke, VA

    • Ceramics Technician/Instructor 2017-2018

      • Loaded/repaired/fired all electric

      • Ordered all materials including clay and glaze materials/ managed budget

      • Maintained clean, organized studio environment for over 200 students weekly

      • Taught Advanced Wheel throwing course

 

  • Main Line Arts Center, Haverford, PA

    • Ceramics Instructor/Technician 2005-2007

      • Served as Head of Ceramics Department

      • Organized and liaised for instructor/ staff meetings

      • Loaded/repaired/fired all electric and gas kilns

      • Ordered all materials including clay and glaze materials/ managed budget

      • Maintained clean, organized studio environment for over 200 students weekly

 

  • Main Line Arts Center, Haverford, PA

    • Ceramic Technician 2002-2003   

      • Loaded/repaired/fired all electric and gas kilns

      • Ordered all materials including clay and glaze materials/ managed budget

      • Maintained clean, organized studio environment for over 200 students weekly

 

  • Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences, Long Beach Island, NJ

    • Ceramic Technician/Artist-in-Residence, 2000-2001

      • Loaded/repaired/fired all electric and gas kilns

      • Ordered all materials including clay and glaze materials/ managed budget

      • Maintained clean, organized studio environment

 

RESIDENCIES

  • Penland School for Crafts, Penland, NC

    • Ceramic Technician 2002

    • Assisted Jenny-Lou Sherburne and Janice Strawder for two-month concentration

      • Managed all firings including low-fire, high fire, salt, and soda

 

  • Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC

    • Artist-in-Residence 2001-2002

 

  • St. Petersburg Clay Company, St. Petersburg, FL

    • Artist-in-Residence, 2007-2009

      • Studio in exchange for twelve hours of work per week for Company

      • Assist in visiting artists’ workshops

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • 500 Bowls, Lark Books, 2003

 

MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

  • Blue Ridge Potters Guild, 2018

 

LECTURES

  • Hollins University, Raonoke, VA

    • Guest Artist Lecture, 2018

JURYING

  • Tennessee Craft Fair, Nashville, TN, 2019

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • TTU Faculty Exhibition

Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

  • Appalachian Center for Craft Retail Gallery

2018

  • SOFA Chicago- Appalachian Center for Craft/TTU

Chicago, IL

  • Strictly Function Pottery National 2018

Lancaster, PA

  • Workhouse Clay National

Lorton, VA

  • Visiting Artist

Market Gallery, Roanoke, VA

  • "International Cup 2018"

        Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

2017

  • LinDor Arts-Retail Gallery

      Roanoke, VA

  • "Strictly Functional Pottery National"

       Lancaster, PA

  • "Twin Cups" National Ceramics Exhibition

       Missouri Western State University Clay Guild, St. Joseph, MO

  • Solo Show- Blue Dome Gallery

      Silver City, NM

2016

  • "The Art of Drinking"

       Blue Dome Gallery, Silver City, NM

  • "International Orton Cone Box Show"

       Exhibited during 2016 NCECA, Kansas City, MO

  • "Small Favors"

        Clay Studio of Philadelphia

  • "International Cup Show 2016"

       Clay Studio of Missoula

  • “At Your Service”

       Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2015

  • “Off The Wall” National Ceramics Exhibition

       Missouri Western State University Clay Guild, St. Joseph, MO

2014

  • Eighth Annual Texas International Teapot Tournament,

      18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX

  • Seventh Annual Cup Show: Form and Function

    Gulf Coast State College Amelia Center Gallery, Panama City, FL

  • Dab's Art 2014 International Juried Show

    HUD Gallery, Ventura, California

  • Tile and Vessel Exhibition

    Silver City, NM

  • 14th Annual Juried Cup Show-Kent State University, School of Art

      Downtown Gallery, OH

  • Blue Dome Gallery, Retail Gallery

     Silver City, NM

  • Twin Cups: National Ceramics Exhibition

     NWSU Department of Art, Saint Joseph, MO

2013

  • 13th Annual National Juried Cup Show

      Kent State University, School of Art, Downtown Gallery, OH

  • Florida Craftsman, Retail Gallery

     St. Petersburg, FL

2012

  • Dancing Crane, Retail Gallery

      Bradenton, FL

  • 19th Annual Downtown Craft Festival

      Dunedin, FL

  • “Small Works” Towles Court

      Sarasota, FL

  • “A.I.R. Support”, Artist-in-residence show past and present residents

      St. Petersburg, FL

2011

  • NCECA Exhibition

     St. Petersburg Clay Company, St. Petersburg, FL

  • PEL Faculty and Alumni Exhibition

     NCECA ExhibitionEckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

  • SCF Faculty Exhibition

     State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, FL

2010

  • PEL Faculty Exhibition

     Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

  • “WOWman Exhibition”-Women in Art

      Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

2009

  • “Connections”, Solo Show- Exit Show from Residency

      St. Petersburg Clay Company, St. Petersburg, FL

  • “Reitz, Balistreri, and Friends”- wood fired ceramics

       Tim Salem GallerySt. Petersburg Clay Company, St. Petersburg, FL

2008

  • “10’x 10’”-Installation

       Lake Worth Storage Facility, Lake Worth, FL

  • CraftArt

      St. Petersburg, FL

2007

  • “Viewpoint: Ceramics”

      Grossmont College- Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, CA

2005

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition

     RISD Museum, Providence, RI

  • MFA Thesis Ceramics Exhibition

      Albert Angel House, Providence, RI

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