I began my career in ceramics as an apprentice studying functional pottery. The many years of repetitive work were important because they helped me to understand the nature of clay, the chemistry of glazes, and the techniques of firing. After opening my own studio, I worked for several years perfecting my skills and learning more about the world around me.
Now I am moving into the next stage of my career and exploring sculpture. Using the skills that I have developed, I hope to create pieces that express and idea or tell a message. I am curious about so many things - natural and manmade. I am always questioning "Why" and want to study more to find the answer.
As I grow older I have a different perspective on life. I hope that my new work will convey that sense of mystery and wonder.
Award of Excellence, Fine Craft Show at Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY 2016
Award of Excellence, American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD 2016
Award of Excellence, American Craft Council Show, St. Paul, MN 2015
The Art of Dining Exhibition, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA 2012
Craft 2012 Exhibition, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT 2012
The First Place, Royal Oak Clay and Glass Show, Royal Oak, MI 2004
The Third Place, The Bruce Museum Craft Show, Greenwich, CT 2004
Color Forms Teapot Show, Ferrin Gallery at Pinch Pottery, Northampton, MA 1997
" A Functional Tea " Teapot Show, Bayfront Gallery, Pensacola, FL 1997
Personal Exhibition, Sharon Arts Center Craft Gallery, Sharon, NH 1996
Lecture and Slide Show, Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, MA 1995
Melting Pot Exhibition, The Craftsmen's Gallery, Scarsdale, NY 1992
Craft Excellence Award, Charles Ives Center for the Arts, Danbury, CT 1990
Apprenticeship in Japan, 1977-1984
Tajimi School of Ceramics, Diploma, Gifu, Japan 1977