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Masters 2000  The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY (Graduate Honors Award)                                                Bachelors 1974     The University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Ct (Summa cum laude)

                        Post Graduate Studies-  Skidmore College, with Leslie Ferst and Regis Brodie

                        Botanical Illustration- The New York Botanical Garden

Selected  Exhibitions

2016-      Cup: The Intimate Object XII, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainseville, Fla.KCClayGuild  

                Teabowl National, Kansas City, Missouri, Joror, Jack Troy

                 6th Annual Workhouse Clay International , Lorton VA, Juror, Jack Troy           

                Shippensburg University Ceramics Invitational, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

                 Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2015-        All About Porcelain, Clay Studio of Missoula, Juror-Beth Lo

                 Distilled Essences, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, Fla

                 Potters Council 2015 Juried Show, juror- Holly Goring,  NCECA,

                  Providence, Rhode Island

                  Strictly Functional Pottery National. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Juror, Matt Long

                 Cup: The intimate Object, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, Fla.

                 3rd Annual Upstate Invitational, Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY

20014-      Upstate Artists, Juried Group Show, Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville,NY- Best in Show award

                 Cup: The Intimate Object, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, Fla.

                 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region 2014, The Albany Institute of History and Art                              Albany, NY, Juror, Stephen Westfall

                  Inspired by Nature, Pine Hollow Arboretum, Slingerlands, NY

                  Nurtured Nature, mt burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ

                  Vasefinder Nationals 2014, honorable mention

                  Art of the Heirloom, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY

                   Sage College Faculty Exhibit, Sage College, Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY

2013            Upstate Artists , Laffer Gallery, Schylerville, NY

                    Vasefinder Nationals 2013,

2012-           10x10=$100, Mimosa Gallery, Saratoga, NY

                     Vasefinder Nationals 2012,

                     Monmouth County Festival of the Arts, Red Bank, NJ

                     Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Juror, Jack Troy

2011-          The Shoulders We Stand On-Nancy Markoe Gallery, St. Pete Beach, Fla,Juror,

                     Bill Jones

                    10x10=$100, Mimosa Gallery, Saratoga, NY

                     In Bloom, Warm Springs Gallery Charlottesville, Va.

                     m.t.burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ

                     Faculty Exhibit, Small Gallery, Sage College, Albany, NY

                     Vasefinder Nationals 2011,, Juror, Robin Hopper

                     Saratoga Clay Arts Center Member Show, Saratoga, NY

2010-            Of a Botanical Nature- Mills Pond House Gallery,St. James, New York Juror,

                      Wendy Hollander

                     Carved Vase Contest- Clayscapes Gallery , Syracuse, New York

                     The Scarab Vase- Celebrating 100 Years, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

                      Jersey Shore Clay National, m.t.burton gallery, Surf City, New Jersey,

                     Juror,Thomas Benner

                      Vasefinder Nationals 2010,, Juror, Bob Nelson

2009             Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Juror; Pete Pinnell

                     Vasefinder Nationals. 2009  ,,  Juror, Michael Cohen

                     Albany Saratoga Pottery Trail, Guest Artist

2007              Laura Von Rosk and JoAnn Axford, Gallery 100, Saratoga, NY, Invitational

2006              Ceramics Monthly,Emerging Artist Online Showcase 2006,

                      Journeys in Clay 2006,Mountaintop Gallery, Windham, NY, Juror, Ruth Sachs

                      Vasefinder Nationals, 2006,, Juror, Bill Farrell

                      Faculty Exhibit The Arts Center of The Capital Region, Troy, NY,

2005              Red Heat: Contemporary Work in Clay The University of Tulsa, Tulsa Oklahoma,

                      Juror, Patti Warashina

                      JoAnn Axford and D. Jack Solomon Firlefanz Gallery, Albany, NY, , Invitational Show

                     Clay on The Wall 2005 Clay National Texas Tech University School of Art, Landmark  

                     Arts Gallery, Lubbock, Texas, Jurors, Glen R. Brown and Juan Granados

                    Earth & Fire: Works in Clay Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, ,Juror, Mary O’Connell

                    Pots: Objects of Virtue Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts,

                    Walnut Creek, CA, ,Juror, Mark Pharis

                    Vasefinder Nationals, 2005,,Juror, Jenny Floch

                    Winter Ceramics Show, Invitational Firlefanze Gallery, Albany, NY,

2004            Jersey Shore National m.t. gallery, Surf City, New Jersey,

                     Juror, Jimmy Clark, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pa.

                   Spatially InspiredWoman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Juror, Ilse Bolle

                  Winter Ceramic Exhibit ‘04Firlefanz Gallery, Albany, NY,

                    Summer in Winter Mt Scott Art Center, Portland, Oregon, , Juror, Julie Martin

2003            2003 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region *University Art Museum,

                   University at Albany, NY,Juror, Maura Heffner, Whitney Museum of American Art

                   Crafts National 2003*Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pa,

                    Juror, Holly Hotchner, Director Museum of Contemporary Art & Design

                   July National Exhibition Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, North Carolina,

                   Juror, Hiroshi Sueyoshi

2002           Fourteenth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition*San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts,

                   San Angelo, Texas, Juror, Jimmy Clark

                  Northeast Fine Crafts Exhibit Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, New York,

                  Juror, Chris Irick

2001           The Ninth Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National *Lancaster Museum of Art, 

                   Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Juror, Linda Christianson


Public Collections:                 The Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY

                                                Skutt Kiln Ceramics Collection


Publications:            Ceramics Monthly Magazine, September 2015

                                  Clay Times Magazine,  December 2009

                                 Surface Design for Ceramics  by Maureen Mills, Lark Books, published 2008

                                 500 Raku, Lark Books, publish date spring 2011


Awards:             Skutt Ceramic Products Acquisition Award,  Strictly Functional Pottery National, 

                           Lancaster, Pennsylvania

                          Best in Show, Upstate Artists Juried Group Show 2014, Laffer Gallery

                          Honorable Mention, Vasefinder Nationals 2014

                          Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist On-line Showcase, 2006

                           2003 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region

                           Picotte Companies Juror’s Award

                          2003 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Regional

                          Schenectady Museum Purchase Prize

                         Mt Scott Art Center, Portland Oregon  Summer in Winter,

                          First Place $2000 Purchase Award


                          Sage College of Albany,  Albany, New York, 2010-2014

                          Russell Sage College, Troy, New York, 2002-2014

                          The College of Saint Rose, Albany New York, , 2001-2002, 2004

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