I received my MFA in Ceramics with an emphasis in Drawing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and my undergraduate degree in Studio Art with teaching certification from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri.
My work has been exhibited nationally and is included in a number of publications including “Teapots Transformed, Exploration of an Object”, “500 Animals” and “The Yixing Effect”.
Early in my career, I was a member of the cooperative Firehouse Pottery in St. Louis’ Soulard neighborhood and since graduate school I’ve maintained a personal studio space attached to my home.
I’ve offered workshops across the county and have been fortunate to teach in a variety of settings that include Craft Alliance, Jacoby Arts Center, John Burroughs School and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
As an arts advocate, I’ve curated numerous exhibits, co-founded ARTEAST (Edwardsville Alton Studio Tour) and have served on a number of Arts Boards. I’ve received several community service awards that include the 2001 NAWBO Award “Women in Business Honoring Women in Art”, the 2003 “Women of Distinction Award”, in 2006, the Mayor’s Art Award, Edwardsville, Illinois and most recently the 2014 Daughters of the American Revolution National Award in the Arts.