I graduated with a BA in Art from SUNY Plattsburgh, concentrating in photography, ceramics, and drawing. Shortly after graduating, I was fortunate to have had 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. In 1978 and 1979, I received two NEA grants while I was co-founder/publisher/editor of Portfolio—an educational fine art photography publication. My fine art photography was exhibited and published in national shows and publications. In May 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 creative direction, marketing/advertising, photography, and graphic design, I began working full-time as a clay artist. In the summer of 2015, I launched my website and began showing my ceramic work to the public.

I have served (2016-2019) as Vice President of Programs for the Montgomery Potter’s Guild (Maryland’s largest and oldest ceramic guild) and previously served three years (2012-2015) as Co-President of the Guild.

Recent shows/events/upcoming shows include—

  • June 2020: “Inspired by Malcolm Davis: A Passion for Shino” Exhibition, Juror: Matt Hyleck,  Sandy Spring Museum (Covid cancelled, Sandy Spring, MD)
  • March 2020: NCECA 2020 Concurrent Exhibition- “Monocacy River Pottery Group: A Conscious Collective” (Covid cancelled, Richmond, VA)
  • July 2019: Artists’ Gallery, Featured Artist Show: “Dancing With the Flames”                (Ellicott City, MD)
  • June 2019:  Creative Crafts Council- “32nd Biennial” Juried Exhibition (Strathmore Mansion, N. Bethesda, MD)
  • June 2019: Columbia Art Center, Featured Solo Artist Show: “Dancing With the Kiln Gods” (Columbia, MD)
  • Feb 2019: ACC (American Craft Council) Show (Baltimore, MD)
  • Nov 2018:  Montgomery Potters Guild/The Clay CoOp Gallery, Juror: Ray Bogle  (Rockville, MD).  Award—2nd Place
  • Oct 2018: KC Clay Guild “Teabowl National 2018” (Kansas City, MO).                             Award—Best Woodfired Teabowl Purchase
  • Aug 2018: The Clay CoOp- “Proximity”, Juror: Kevin Rohde (Rockville, MD)
  • Aug 2018: Workhouse Clay International 2018 (Lorton, VA)
  • July 2018: The Meeting House Gallery- “Kaleidoscope”, Featured Ceramist              (Columbia, MD)
  • May 2018: Artists’ Gallery New Member (Ellicott City, MD)
  • Apr 2018: Princeton University Art Museum Store, purchased tea jars & tea bowls for resale (Princeton, NJ)
  • Feb 2018: ACC (American Craft Council) Show (Baltimore, MD)
  • Nov 2017: District Clay Center- “Shino Splendor” Juried Show (Special invitation by Joe Hicks, Juror); (Washington, DC)
  • Sept 2017: The Companion Gallery- “Conductivity, The Many Faces of Copper”                Juror: Dick Lehman (Humbolt, TN). Award—The Most Unexpected Use of Copper
  • Aug 2017: The Popcorn Gallery- Awardees, Creative Craft Council Show                           (Glen Echo, MD)
  • July 2017: The Clay CoOp- Proximity, Juror: Tim Sherman (Rockville, MD)
  • July 2017: Montgomery Potters Guild/Sandy Spring Museum, Juror: Lisa York           (Sandy Spring, MD)
  • May 2017: Creative Crafts Council- “31st Biennial “Juried Exhibition (Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD). Award—Montgomery Potter’s Guild
  • 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)
  • Apr 2016: Columbia Art Center- “Blossoms of Hope”, Invitational (Columbia, MD)
  • Sept 2015: “Baltimore Clayworks- 35th Anniversary” Juried Exhibition (Baltimore, 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)
  • Apr 2015: Columbia Art Center- “Portraits & Profiles”, Invitational (Columbia, MD)