Biographical Information

born: 1961, Los Angelos, CA
raised: Reston, VA; St Louis, MO
education: Smith College, Northampton, MA; 1983
current residence:  Deale, MD

Public Collections and Installations
  • The International Ceramic Center at Guldagergaard, Skaelskor, Denmark
  • MGM at National Harbor. MD. 2016.
  • Yixing Ceramics Museum, Yixing, PR China
  • Flow. Tolleson Bank, Dallas, TX
  • Niche. Hyatt Regency, Tyson Corner, VA
  • Conjunto II. Centrum Building, Dallas, TX
  •  Nolamere. Regency Hyatt, New Orleans
  • School of Creative Arts, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Givat Haviva, Israel
  • Member Spa, Fort Worth TX
  • Petroleum Club, Midlands, TX
Selected Shows
Solo
·      A Measure of Grace. Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA. June. 2014.
·      The Distance Between. Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus OH. November 2104.
·      EKClay, Sherrie Gallerie, SOFA Expo, Chicago. 2013.
·      Arms Wide Open. Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA. 2012.
·      Visual Rhythms. Concord University, WV. 2011.
·      Double Sleyed. GRACE Focus Exhibition, Reston, VA. November. 2010.
·      Button Boxes. Cross MacKenzie, Washington DC June-Sept. 2010.
·      Vault Project.  Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA.  August. 2009.
Invitational 
2016
·       No Boundaries. Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, OH. Jan-March.
·     Spacial Interpretations. Montpelier Art Center, Laurel, MD. June-July.
2015
·      Connection in Clay, Maryland Hall, Annapolis, MD Sept-October.
·      Scratching the Surface, Red Lodge Gallery, MT October.
·      Virginia Earth, Portsmouth Cultural Center for the Arts, VA 
·      Collaborations, Imago Gallery, Warren, RI Feb-May.
2014
·      TeaTime.  Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY February
·      Invited Artist, ACC Baltimore, MD
·      Select 2014.  WPA Exhibition Auction. Artisphere, VA. Curator:Olivia Kohler-Maga. 
·      Futures II. Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA. 
·      Cedar Creek Teapot Invitational. Cedar Creek Gallery. 2014, 2011, 2008, 2005.
·      Pyro Protagonists: A Generation of Ceramic Artists. Washington County Art Museum, MD. June-Sept.
2013-2003
·      40 for 40, GRACE, Reston, VA. 2013. 
·      In The Mix, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC and Indianopolis, IN. 2013.
·      Ceramic Spectrum, Jamestown, RI, Seth Rainville, Curator.  2013.  
·      Friends and Fire-mates. Grimmerhus Ceramic Museum, Denmark. Nina Hole, curator. 2012.
·      Ceramic Sutra. Baltimore Clayworks. Novie Trump, curator.  2012.
·      Figure It Out. Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY. 2012.
·      The World in A Cup: Sake Vessels from Japan and US. KOBO Gallery, Seattle, WA.2012.
·      Shear Lines, Site Specific Installation. New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA. 2012.
·      Shuku: the Art of Sake. Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA, November 2012.
·      Exhibition: Celadon Clay Art Gallery. Sag Harbor, NY. 2011.
·      Simple Cup Show. KOBO Gallery, Seattle, WA. 2011.
·      Hear/See. Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory. Alexandria, VA. 2011.
·      In the Beginning. Chroma Projects Art Laboratory. Charlottesville, VA. 2010.
·      Language of Form and Surface. Chroma Projects Art Laboratory. Charlottesville, VA. 2010.
·      Glow. Anmarie Gardens. Solomons, MD.  2010-11.
·      First Quarter Exhibition. Carroll Square Gallery. Washington, DC. 2010.
·      Textural Tracings. Bryan Gallery. Conway, SC. 2010.
·      Echo. Annmarie Gardens, Solomons, MD. 2009. 
·      Our Cups Runneth Over.  Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA. 2008.
·      The Body in Pots.  August.  Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO, Nick Joerling, Curator. 2008.
·      Art Exchange: Wales/America. South Wales, and Noth Wales. 2008.
·      Material Translations: Pinch, Coil, Slab. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA. 2008.
·      The Myth of Permanence.   Pittsburgh, PA.   2008.
·      Moieties. Three DC artists. Cross MacKenzie Ceramic Arts, Washington, DC. 2007.
·      Glass, Clay, Wood, Metals, Stone & Fiber. John Weatherhead Gallery, Ft. Wayne, IN.2005-7.
·      Imprint; The Artists From a New Town. Reston Arts Center, VA. 2005.
Juried
·      Smithsonian Craft Show 2013, 2011.
·      100 Teapots.  Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD.  2013 and 2004.
·      Orton Cone Box Show.  Lawrence, KS. 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002.
·      Workhouse Clay National. Lorton Arts Foundation, Lorton, VA Ellen Shankin, juror. 2011.
·      Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show 2010, 2009.
·      Washington Craft Show. 2009.
·      Sleight of Hand.  Gallery 5. Richmond, VA. Kathy Emerson, Steven Glass, Jurors.  2008.
·      Platters and Pourers.  Baltimore Clayworks, Mt. Washington, MD.  John Glick, Juror. 2008
·      Molded Earth. Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA.  Judith Weisman, Juror. 2007
·      Mud, Straw & Sand. Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC. Binnie Fry, Juror. 2006
·      Forms and Shapes: The Useful Teapot, AKAR Gallery, Iowa. Ron Meyers, Juror. 2006.
·      International Juried Teapot Exhibition. Yixing Ceramics Museum, Yixing, PR China. 2005.
·      5th Annual National Juried Cup Show. Gallery 138, Kent State, Ohio. Juror; Renee Fairchild. 2005.
·      Clay Cup X. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. Juror: Virginia Scotchie. 2005.
·      TFAC@30: A Juror’s Choice.  Torpedo Factory, VA.  Juror: Hester Stinnet, Dean, Tyler School of 2004.
·      Cup: The Intimate Object II. Charlie Cummings Studio, Fort Wayne, IN. Juror: Julia Galloway. 2003.
·      Ceramics USA. University of North Texas, Denton, TX. Juror: Doug Casebeer. 2003.
Selected Awards
·      Purchase Award, Conebox Show. 2010 and 2006.
·      Finalist, Artist of the Year.  Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA. 2009.
·      2nd place, Sleight of Hand, Gallery 5, Richmond, VA. 2008.
·      2008 Strauss Fellowship Recipient, Arts Council of Fairfax County, Virginia.  $3,000.
·      Washington Post Top Picks: “Moieties” at Cross MacKenzie Ceramic Arts. October 2007.
·      Emerging Artist, NCECA 2007.  
·      Award of Merit and Peer Choice, Booth Award. Piedmont Craftsmen Show, NC. 2006.
·      Jon and Liz Porter Purchase Award --In Our Cups. SUNY. Juror: Ron Meyers 2005.
·      Juror’s Choice, Ceramic Guild Annual Show, Scope Gallery, VA. Juror, Susan Filley. 2003.
·      First Prize, Best Functional, and Juror’s Choice. Scope Gallery. Juror: Margaret Boozer. 2001.
·      First Prize, Festival of Clay, Annandale, VA. 1998.
Publications
Featured Artist
·      Home and Design Magazine. Jan/Feb 2014.
·      “Washington Post Express”. Thursday November 15. 2010.
·      500 Pitchers. Spring 2006, Lark Books, Pub., Terry Gess, Juror.
·      500 Cups, Spring 2005. Lark Books, Pub., Tom and Elaine Coleman, Jurors.
·      Clay Times, January/February 2004: “Give Me A little Attitude”, by K.T. Anders.
Featured Author
·      Studio Potter, Jan ‘08: “Open Door Policy”
·      Clay Times, March/April 2006: "Slab Happy"
·      Pottery Making Illustrated, July/August 2005: “”Pitcher Perfect.”
·      Ceramics Monthly, January 2004: “Home Away From Home.”
·      NCECA 2003 Conference Journal: “The Kiln Doctors.”
·      Clay Times, November 2001:”Mid Atlantic Clay Conference.”
Community Outreach
·      Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME. Past President, current. President: 2011-2015; Interim Executive Director: 2013; Vice President 2008-2011.
·      Cub Creek Foundation Board Member, Appomattox, VA 2007-2009.
·      National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts--Artist Auction Volunteer, 2005.
·      Artist In Residence, Lake Anne Elementary School, Reston, VA. 1999—2004.
·      Donating Artist: WPA-DC 2012, 2014. James Renwick Alliance 2009; Home Plates: DCJCC, 2008; Miriam’s Kitchen, 100 Bowls of Compassion, Washington, D.C., March 2002-2008; Empty Bowls 1994, 1995, 1997—2001, 2003, 2010-12; Potters For Peace Annual Sale 1999, 2002.
Education
·      BA, Modern European Studies, Smith College, Northampton, MA 1983.
·      Principia Upper School, St Louis, MO 1979.
·      Workshops: Hood College 1996-1998; Penland 1998, 2002,2012: Arrowmont: 1995.
Residencies
  • Cyan Clayworks, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016.
  • Givat Haviva, Israel, 2015.
  • Camp David, Nashville, TN 2014.
  • Surface Symposium, Arromont, TN 2013.
  • Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, ME, 2009, 2005, 1999.
  • Robert M. McNamara Foundation, ME, 2008. 
  • Guldagergaard, Denmark, 2003.
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