Occasionally I describe myself as a hand-builder at heart trapped in a wheel-throwers body. Everything I make comes from the wheel and I love the liveliness that throwing puts into the clay. But where I'm having the most fun is at the table putting wheel-thrown parts together: cutting, coaxing and stretching the clay.

I like blue collar pots, that do the everyday work of carrying, containing, delivering, but at the same time "step out" and are active in the mind and imagination. I like pots that make good use of the constraints of utility and push against those boundaries too. Pots that entertain some dicey possibilities. In my own studio I hope for pots that have qualities of sensuality, empathy, humor and risk.

MFA Ceramics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
BA History, University of Dayton, OH

Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Md. workshop
Surry Community College, Lenoir, NC, workshop
University of Central Oklahoma, Richmond, Ok. workshop
Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, Greenville, NC, workshop
Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada, workshop
Kentucky Mudworks, Lexington, Ky, workshop
Juror, 100 Teapots, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Md.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa. , workshop
The Art League School, Alexandria, Va., workshop
Rockingham Community College, Wentworth, NC workshop
Blue Ridge Potters Guild, Roanoke, Va. workshop
The Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, Fla., workshop
The Bascom Art Center, Highlands, NC, workshop
Masters of the Mountains, Odyssey Center, Asheville, NC. visiting artist
Western North Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, workshop
Pottery West, Las Vegas, Nevada, workshop
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, workshop
Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Mi., workshop
Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada, workshop
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tn., workshop
Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, Tn. workshop
East Carolina University, "Making a Living, Making a Life," Greenville, NC, presenter
Waterloo Potters Workshop, Waterloo, Canada, workshop
Earthborn 2008 Exhibition, Waterloo, Canada, juror/workshop
Lee Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia, workshop
Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, Vi. workshop
Red Star Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, workshop
Potters Guild of New Jersey, Denville, NJ, demonstration
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, Maui, Hawaii, workshop
Frog Hollow Craft School, Middlebury, Vt, workshop
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Md. workshop
Claymakers, Durham, NC. workshop
577 Foundation, Perrysbury, Oh. workshop
Metchosin International Summer School, Victoria, B.C., Canada

Studio Potter, Penland, NC.
Studio Coordinator/ Assistant to Director, Haystack School, Deer Isle, ME.
Potter, Barking Spider Pottery, Penland, NC
Laboratory Technician, Robert Brent Corporation, Healdsburg, CA.
Laboratory Technician, Franklin Adams, Inc. San Clement, CA.

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, Clay Art Center, Portchester, NY
Feature Artist, AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa.
Thrown Altered: Vessels Out of Round, Wright Gallery, College of Lake County, Grays Lake, Il.
Teapots: An Invitational, Wright Gallery, College of Lake County, Grays Lake, Il.
Critical Choas, Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe Community College, NCECA Critical Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Encore, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
A Time and Place, Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA, Phil. Pa.
Shino Redux, Clay Art Center, Portchester, NY
Functional Ceramics, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, Ohio
Table of Elements, Manchester Craftsmens Guild, Pittsburg, Pa.
1895 Years of Pottery,B Square Gallery, NCECA, Phil., Pa.
American Masters Biennial, Mudfire Studio, Atlanta, Ga.
Out of Round, Georgia Pottery Invitational, Watkinsville, Ga.
Table Manners, Lark and Key Gallery, Charlotte, NC.
Penland Potters, Toe River Arts Gallery, Spruce Pine, NC.
Drink, Rozwell Art Center, Rozwell, Ga.
Studio Ceramics 2010, The Signature Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.
NC Clay Invitational, Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill , NC
Opening Acts, Piedmont Craftsmen Inc. Sawtooth Center, Winston Salem, NC.
Potters Market Invitational, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.
Art School at Old Church, Demerest, NJ.
Penland: Great Artists, Great Teachers, Habitat Gallery, Vienna, Va.
PotPouri, Pots That Pour, Clay Art Center, Portchester, NY
Teapots: Functional, Formal, Narrative, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wi.
Solo Exhibition, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC
Couplets, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Md.
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA, Phoenix, Az.
Art of the Pot Reunion, Art of the Pot Tour, Austin, Tx.
Potters as Sculptors, Sculptors as Potters, Mesa Community College, NCECA, Phoenix, Az.
Penland Potters, Design Gallery, Burnsville, Az.
Art of the State, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Cups, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC
Art School at Old Church, Demerest, NJ
Potters Market Invitational, Mint Museum, Charlotte, N
Southern Appalachian Traditions: The New Wave, NCECA, Pittsburgh, Pa
Old Church Cultural Center, Demerest, NJ
All Fired Up: The Artful Tabletop, Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NJ
Potters Market Invitational, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA, Pittsburgh, Pa.
National Teapot VII, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Potpouri: Pots That Pour, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
The Body in Pots, Red Star Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, curator
Transformations: 6 x 6, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
Rising Stars: 10 Years, Red Star Studio, Kansas City, Missouri
90 Teapots, Xen Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri.
Pottery as Technology, Prima Gallery, Bloomington, In.
Yumomis, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, Ia.
Pursuit of Excellence, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC.
Southern Appalachian Tradition: New Wave, NCECA, St. Louis, Missouri.
Tea, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
Bourbon Bottles in the Bluegrass, NCECA, St. Louis, Missouri.
La Mesa, NCECA, St. Louis, Missouri.
Cups Coming Together, Clay Art Center, Porchester, NY.
Intimate Vessels, Jenison-Meacham Art Center, Belmond, Iowa
Art of the Pot, Studio Tour, Austin, Tx.
Down East/Down South, Dowstudio, Deer Isle, Maine.
Mapping the Form, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, Co.
Plates and Platters, The Clay Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
NC Governor's Exhibition, Dept. of Cultural Resources, traveling.
Clay: The Ecstatic Skin, Xiem Clay Center, Pasadena, Ca.
Drink It In, Worcester Center, Worcester, Mass.
Potters Market Invitational, Delhom Service League, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Member.
Piedmont Craftsman, Inc., Member and past board member.
NC Pottery Center, Member, advisory board member.
NCECA, Member.
Penland School, Penland, NC, board member.

Dwight Holland Collection, Asheboro, NC
Roger Corsaw Collection of functional American Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred NY.
Kadis Collection, Greensboro, NC.
Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY.
Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA.
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC.
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelos, TX.
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC.

Design Gallery, Burnsville, NC
Akar Galley, Iowa City, IA
Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC

The Living Tradition, North Carolina Pottery Asheboro, NC
500 Vases, Lark Books, Asheville, NC
500 Plates and Platters, Lark Books, Asheville, NC
Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface, Krause Publications, Robin Hopper, 2005
The Complete Guide to High Fire Glazes, Lark Books, John Britt, 2005
North Carolina Pottery, Univ. of NC Press, Mint Museum, 2005
500 Bowls, Lark Books, 2003
Penland Book of Ceramics, Lark Books, 2003
Working With Clay, Susan Peterson, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall Publisher, 2002
500 Teapots, Lark Books, 2002
Ceramics Art and Perception, review of "Pots Presented" curated by Nick Joerling, Leigh Taylor Mickelson, author, Issue 48,2002
The Art of Contemporary American Pottery, Kevin Hluch, 2001
The Contemporary Potter 2000, Rockport Publishers, Jonathan Fair-banks, Angela Fina, Chris Gustin
Functional Pottery, Robin Hopper, Krause Publications, 2000
Wheelthrown and Altered Ceramics, Don Davis, Lark Books, 1998
Creative Pottery, Michelle Coakes, Rockport Publisher, 1998
American Craft, Vessels That Pour, Polly Ullrich, Aug/Sept. 1998