I create vessels to use as canvases, which become three dimensional paintings. After an initial firing, bold all over patterns are painted on with bright glaze colors in many layers. The final firing gives life to these utilitarian pieces and makes them durable, everlasting works of art.

    1975-1976 Work/study at Tonala Pottery, through the University of the Americas in Guadalajara, Mexico

    1977-1979 Barat College, Lake Forest, Illinois

    1980-1981 BFA; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    From 1979 to 1996 I owned Northfield Pottery Works Studio & Gallery. In 1996 I moved and re-opened my new studio, Antioch Pottery Works. In addition to creating my own work I teach pottery at my studio and conduct regular workshops and lectures at public schools and institutions.

    Naples National Art Festival, Naples, FL
    Mt. Dora Art Festival, Mt. Dora, FL
    Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Winter Park

    Art on the Square, Southlake, TX
    Laumeier Art Festival, St. Louis, MO
    Art in the Square, Belleville, IL
    Hinsdale Fine Art Festival, Hinsdale, IL
    Geneva Art Fair, Geneva, IL
    Riverwalk Art Festival, Naperville, IL
    Plaza Fine Art Festival, Kansas City, MO
    Carmel International Art Festival, Carmel, IN
    Crosby Gardens Art Show, Toledo, OH
    Longs Park Art Festival, Lancaster, PA
    Western North Carolina Pottery Festival, Sylva, NC
    Memphis Riverarts, Memphis, TN