EDUCATION

2004 - present        Anagama Firing Workshop – River Falls, Wisconsin

2008                          International Anagama Firing Workshop – River Falls, Wisconsin 

2001 - 2004            University of Wisconsin – River Falls, Post-Baccalaureate - Ceramics

2003                          Anagama Kiln Construction Workshop – River Falls, Wisconsin

2001 - 2003            Advanced Studio Ceramics Workshop, University of Wisconsin Pigeon Lake Field Station, Drummond, Wisconsin

2000 - 2002           Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1974 - 1978                 St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts

1970 - 1974                Apollo High School, St. Cloud, Minnesota

WORK EXPERIENCE

2000 - present       Studio Potter, Stillwater, Minnesota

2001 - 2010             Pottery Studio Manager and Ceramics Instructor, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin

1996 - present          Officer, Office Systems and Design, Inc., Vadnais Heights, Minnesota

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

2016                       “delecTABLE: The Fine Art of Dining” Biennial National Juried Exhibition, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, Colorado

2016                       “Teaching the Tradition – Warren MacKenzie, Randy Johnston and their Students" Exhibition, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

2016                       “Vase”, featured in Ceramics Monthly, January 2016

2015                       “Reflections on Intentful Making” Exhibition, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin

2014                       “Pots & Prints” Exhibition, ArtReach St. Croix, Stillwater, Minnesota

2014                       “Grounded in Wisconsin” Exhibition, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2013                       “Artifacts from the Inferno: Contemporary Wood-fired Ceramics” Exhibition, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland

2009 - present    ArtOpener – The St. Croix Valley Studio Tour, host studio

2012                       “The Perfect Plate” Exhibition, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

2012                         Paul Whitney Larson Art Gallery, University of Minnesota

2011, 2016             Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour, Guest Artist, River Falls, Wisconsin

2009                       Traffic Zone Fall Studio Tour, Guest Artist, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2009                      “Recent Works”, TheSPACE Center for Creativity, New Richmond, Wisconsin

2008                       “Plates with Shell Pattern”, featured in Ceramics Monthly, October 2008

2008                       “Plates with Shell Pattern” First Place Functional Award and People’s Choice Award, MWCA Exhibition, Northfield, Minnesota

2008                       “A Healing Arts Exhibition”, The Healing Gallery, Hudson Hospital, Hudson, Wisconsin

2005                       “Coiled Bowl, Wood Fired Stoneware” Third Place, The Phipps Center for the Arts Member Show, Hudson, Wisconsin

2004                        “A Healing Arts Exhibition” with Rhonda Willers, The Healing Gallery, Hudson Hospital, Hudson, Wisconsin

2003                        “Anagama – Curiosity, Pots and Fire” Marjorie Wade and Rhonda Willers, Ceramics Technical, Issue 17, 2003

2002                        “Vessel, Primitive Fired” Poster, Festival of Arts, River Valley Arts Council, Stillwater, Minnesota

2000                       “Bottle” Student/Faculty Juried Exhibition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2000                        “Vessel, Primitive Fired”, The National Trust for Historic Places Fundraising Auction, Washington, D.C.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014                    “Life Outside of the Material” NCECA Connections group leader, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Milwaukee, WI

2011, 2012           Panelist, Arts Scholarship committee, St. Croix Valley Foundation, Hudson, Wisconsin

2009, 2015         Visiting Artist, Ceramics Department, University of Wisconsin – River Falls

2005 – 2009     Artists in the Schools Visiting Artists Program, collaboration of ArtReach St. Croix and the Partnership Plan, Stillwater, Minnesota

2005 – 2011        Panelist, Valley Arts Initiative Re-granting Program, St. Croix Valley Foundation, Hudson, Wisconsin

2003 – 2005      Juror, Fall Colors Fine Arts and Jazz Festival, Stillwater, Minnesota

2003                     Panelist, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Re-granting Program, St. Paul, Minnesota

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

2007 – 2009         Committee Chair, Valley Arts Initiative Re-granting Program, St. Croix Valley Community Foundation, Hudson, Wisconsin

2005 – 2010          Board Member, ArtReach St. Croix, Stillwater, Minnesota

2004 – 2011           Member, Visual Arts Committee, ArtReach St. Croix, Stillwater, Minnesota

2000 – present     Co-Founder, Rustic Road 13 Pottery Event and Sale, Hudson, Wisconsin  |  event coordinator, marketing, public relations

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