1992        M.F.A. In Metals /Jewelry/ CAD-CAM, Tyler School of Art, Temple University

1990        B.F.A. In Metals and Jewelry /Sculpture, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Professional Experience:

2001-Present    Visual Arts Instructor, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, SC; NBPTS/EAYA Certified 2005

1993-2000    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey

1998-2000    Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1995-2000    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania

Selected Exhibitions and Publications:

2013        “Seventh Annual Art Teachers Invitational”, Columbia College, Columbia SC

2011        “CoOperation Tableware Exhibition”, Fancy Gallery, Seattle ,WA

2011        “South Carolina Governor’s School Faculty Exhibit”, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

2010        “Setting the Mood: The Artful Table ” Craft Alliance, St.Louis, MO2111     

2010        “Setting the Mood: The Artful Table ” Craft Alliance, St.Louis, MO

2009        South Carolina Governor’s School Faculty Exhibit, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

2008         Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington D.C. Selected group exhibit sponsored by the Southern Highlands Crafts Guild

2008        500 Knives, juried by John Jensen; Edited by Martha Le Van. Lark Books, 2008

2007        500 Metal Vessels, jurored by Fred Fenster; Edited by Martha Le Van. Lark Books, 2007

2007        “10.10.10”, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

2006-2007    “Mixed Messages” Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA

2006-2007    “Fine Contemporary Crafts” Art Space, Raleigh, NC

2006        “Reinterpreting the Vessel” Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006        “Crafts National” Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

2005        “Table Top Metals” Craft Alliance, St.Louis, MO

2004        “Craftforms” Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA

2003        “American Craft council Southeast Region Spotlight 2003” Sponsored by American Craft council and Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

2002        “Innovative Tools for personal Use” Sponsored by 3M and The Society of North American Goldsmiths, Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, CO

2002        “Natural Influences” Pismo Gallery, Denver, CO

2001        “Materials Hard and Soft” Denton Art Center, Denton, TX

2000        “Sheen of Silver, Weight of Air: Contemporary Work in Aluminum” Schneider Museum of Art Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

1999        “The Knife, The Fork, The Spoon: Serving Pieces 1999” Yaw Gallery in conjunction with the SOFA Exhibition, Armory, New York, NY

1998        “Vase Project 1998” Yaw Gallery in conjunction with the SOFA Exhibition Armory, New York, NY; Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

1997        “Spiva National Contemporary Crafts Competitive” Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO

1996        “1996 Metal Arts CD-ROM Source Book”,  Edited by Bob Mitchell

1996        “18th Annual Vahki Exhibition” Galeria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

1995        “Crafts National 29” Zoller Gallery Penn State University, University Park, PA

1995        “1995 Metal Arts CD-ROM Source Book”,  Edited by Bob Mitchell

1994        “Contemporary Metals + Jewelry x 11” Westby Art Gallery Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, (Reviewed by Alex Wolf in Metalsmith, Spring 1995)

1994        “Mid-Atlantic Crafts Exhibition” Holtzman Gallery Towson State University, Towson, MD

1994        “16th Annual Vahki Exhibition” Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ

1994        “The Domestic Object: Articles for Everyday  Living” Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA; Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester MA; Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA

1993        Jewelry/Metalwork Survey #3:  Ideas, Images, Imagemakers, 1993 Edited by David La Plantz

1992-1993    “International Cutlery Design Competition ‘92 in Sakai” Sakai Cutlery Festival, Osaka, Japan

1992        “Table Trappings:  Functional and sculptural table and dinnerware” Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ

1992        “Just Plane Screwy:  Metaphysical and Metaphorical Tools by Artist”, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI

1992        “Everything but the Kitchen Sink:  Artist in the Kitchen - New Forms, New Functions,” Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Awards and Honors:

2008        Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship, awarded by the Surdna Foundation to study silversmithing in Ireland

2008        Individual Artist Fellowship Grant awarded by South Carolina Arts Commission

2002        “Minority Outreach Grant for High Schools”, Sponsored by Society of North American Goldsmiths

2002        “Outstanding K-12 Sculpture Teacher Award”, Sponsored by the International Sculpture Society

1999        Niche Award, Sponsored by Niche magazine and the Buyers Market of American Craft.