Artist Statement/Bio              Teaching Philosophy              Professional Highlights              Education & Professional Experience              Professional Memberships


Studio Potter and Ceramic Artist and Instructor – 1979 to present

Mother of three children – 1970 to present

Volunteer Pottery Teacher for Life with Cancer Center – 2006 to present

Ceramic Consultant – Winkler Preserve, Alexandria, Virginia 2008 – 2009; Montgomery County School System, Bethesda, Maryland – 2004

Part-time Personal Trainer – 1996 – 2004, building strength and flexibility with other artists

Baltimore Clayworks – porcelain workshop with Tom Coleman, Baltimore, Maryland, 2006

Appalachian Center of Crafts of Tennessee Tech – primitive clay workshop & wood firing with Vince Pitelka, Smithville, Tennessee, 2003

Interlaken School of Art – Gas Firing workshop with Jeff Zamek, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 2002

Hood College – Glaze Chemistry with Pete Pennell, Frederick, Maryland 1998

Lee Arts Center –numerous workshops studying with Don Reitz, Lynn Sures, Richard Aerni, Arlington Virginia 1996-2000

Alexandria Art League – sculpture classes with Charles Johnson & Mirella Belshe, drawing with Lisa Semerad, faux painting with Patrick Kerwin, Alexandria, Virginia 2003-2008

Northern Virginia Community College – Interior Design, Loudon, Virginia 1977-1978

Corcoran School of Art – ceramics with Robert Epstein, & Mick Casson, 1986-1988 Architectural Ceramics with Peter King, Washington, DC, 1992

George Washington University – Graduate Art Program, Washington, DC, 1969

American University – Masters program in International Service, 1968-1969

Defense Intelligence Analyst – Defense Intelligence Agency, writer-editor, layout artist, 1968-1970 with excellent performance ratings each year

American University – Full university scholarship, BA European History, 1968, 3.49 GPA, Student senator for 3 years.





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