Bio

I graduated in 1975 with a BA in Art from SUNY Plattsburgh, concentrating in drawing, ceramics, and photography. Shortly after graduating, I was fortunate to have my porcelain reduction crystalline work represented by The Works Gallery (NYC) and The Works Gallery East (East Hampton, NY). From 1977 to 1980, I taught ceramics in upstate New York, and in 1978 and 1979 received two NEA grants while co-founding/publishing the magazine Portfolio—a fine art photography publication. My fine art photography was exhibited and published in national shows and publications. In May of 1980 I accepted a photography position with the Federal Government in Bethesda, Maryland. Eight years later, I left the government for the corporate world. After a 30-year career in photography, graphic design, and marketing & advertising, I began working full-time as a clay artist.

I have recently served three years (2012-2015) as Co-President of Montgomery Potter’s Guild (Maryland’s largest ceramic guild), and am currently serving as one of the Vice Presidents of Programs for the Montgomery Potter’s Guild.

Recent shows include:
Sept 2017: The Companion Gallery-Conductivity, The Many Faces of Copper,
Juror: Dick Lehman (Humbolt, TN).
Aug 2017: The Popcorn Gallery- Awardees, Creative Craft Council, (Glen Echo, MD);
July 2017: The Clay CoOp- Proximity, Juror: Tim Sherman (Rockville, MD);
July 2017: Montgomery Potters/Sandy Spring Museum, Juror: Lisa York
(Sandy Spring, MD);
May 2017: Creative Crafts Council- 31th Biennial Juried Exhibition
(Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD);
May 2017: Columbia Art Center- Healing Hands, Invitational (Columbia, MD);
Feb 2017: ACC (American Craft Council) Show- Baltimore, MD;
Nov 2016: District Clay Center- 40 Artists: Home Grown Talent; (Washington, DC)
July 2016: The Clay CoOp- Proximity, Juror: Catherine White (Rockville, MD);
April 2016: Columbia Art Center- Blossoms of Hope, Invitational (Columbia, MD);
Sept. 2015: Baltimore Clayworks- 35th Anniversary Juried Exhibition (Balt., MD);
June 2015: Creative Crafts Council- 30th Biennial Juried Exhibition
(Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD);
May 2015: The Meeting House Gallery- Eye of the Beholder, Featured Ceramist (Columbia, MD);
April 2015: Columbia Art Center- Portraits & Profiles, Invitational (Columbia, MD).