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MILLS COLLEGE, Oakland, California: M.F.A. Ceramics/Sculpture 1977
ANTIOCH COLLEGE, Yellow Springs, Ohio: B.A. Fine Arts 1970
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, Waltham, Massachusetts: Psychology 1964-66



Public Art Selection for County Health Services Complex, County of San Diego, Department of General Services. Magic Poles, permanent outdoor installation. $18,000 Award (1988-1989)

San Francisco Arts Commission: Salute to Arts & Flowers, Site Sancti, Site specific installation; San Francisco Arboretum. $1000 Award (1989)



Marin Arts Council Grant in Crafts, $3000 award (2000)
Marin Arts Council Career Grant $1500 (2006)



PERALTA COLLEGES,Berkeley & Oakland, California
Ceramics: Introduction through Advanced, Raku & Alternative Firing (1980-2011)

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, School of Art & Design, sabbatical replacement in Ceramics (2005)

SOLANO COLLEGE, Suisun City, California
Sabbatical replacement 1991, Ceramics: Introduction through Advanced (1991-1997)

CHABOT COLLEGE, Hayward, California
Ceramics Instructor (1987 - 1991)

Ceramics (Extension Program) (1983-1987)

NEW COLLEGE, San Francisco, California, Ceramics Instructor, (1980-1987)

MILLS COLLEGE, Oakland, California
Ceramics Instructor; Visiting Artists N.E.A. Grant Program Coordinator (1977 – 1978)


WORKSHOPS: Burnishing and Pit Firing derived from Native American Pueblo Traditions

Scotland: 2012
Edinburgh, Pottery Users Group, South Resource Center
Findhorn, one-day pit fire workshop
Portsoy, Durn Hill Farm, three day workshop, Scotland Potters Association.

California College of the Arts, lecture-demo

Mendocino Community College, lecture-demo and pit firing

Iowa State University, School of Art & Design, lecture-demo and pit firing

San Jose City College, lecture-demo

Mendocino Art Center, three day burnishing and pit fire workshop

Walnut Creek Civic Arts, lecture-demo

Davis Art Center, pit firing workshop


Twelve solo & over seventy-five group shows, United States, Japan, Scotland 1975-2014

Scotland Potters Association Invitation, Portsoy, Scotland 2012
LIiving Artists Project, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas CA 2002
Art Sites, Greenport, New York 2000
Toby’s Gallery, Point Reyes Station, CA 1996
Collector’s Gallery, Oakland,CA 1994
Skera Gallery of Contemporary Crafts, Northampton,Mass 1990
Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA 1988
America House, Tenafly, New York 1988
Mandell Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1982

“Hardly Strictly Mini” Invitational, Bolinas Musuem, Bolinas, CA 2015
“Big is Beautiful”, Art Contemporary Marin, Sausalito, CA 2014
“Open Craft & Sculpture”: Tradition to Cutting Edge, Ross, CA 2014 (Award of Meritt)
“Fused & Fired: Clay & Glass”, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 2013
Gallery Route One Annual Juried Show,Kenneth Baker, SF Chronical Art Critic, Juror Point Reyes Station, CA, 2011
“Clay & Glass”, Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA 2010
“Feats of Clay XXI”, Lincoln Arts & Cultural Foundation, Lincoln, CA 2008
“By the Hand”, National Exhibition of Traditional & Innovative Craft, Bedford Gallery,
Walnut Creek, CA 2006
“60 Years of Fire, Form & Function”, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, 2005
2003 National Juried Exhibition, Artisans, Mill Valley, CA 2003
“Genome Show”, Invitational, Mendocino, CA 2001
“Contemporary California Clay”, The Artery, Davis, CA 1999
“Ceramics USA”, University of Texas Gallery, Denton Texas 1998
“American Coffee Cup: 15 Bay Area Potters in Japan”, Annex Hamada Kesennuma, Miyaga Prefecture 1993
“Ring of Fire”, Faith Nightingale Gallery, San Diego, CA 1993
“Innerskins/Outerskins”, San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum: travel to Anchorage Historical & Fine Art Museum, Juneau: University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, 1987
“Clay USA ,’86” ,Radford, Virginai (Award of Excellence)
“Introductions”, 1978, Gallery Paula Anglim, San Francisco, CA



PIT FIRING CERAMICS, Dawn Whitehand, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 2013
CERAMICS TODAY, Jeffrey B. Snyder, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2010
LOW FIRING AND BURNISHING,Sumi von Dassow, Lark Ceramic Publications, 2009
BARREL PIT AND SAGGAR FIRING, Sumi von Dassow, American Ceramic Society, 2001
MAKE IT IN CLAY, Charlotte Speight and John Toki, Westover Publishing, 1997
HANDS IN CLAY, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Edition, Charlotte Speight, Westover Publishing,1989,1993, 1997, 2003



Ren Brown Gallery, Bodega Bay, CA

m a d e Contemporary Craft, Stinson Beach, CA

Zuma, Point Reyes, CA

Graton Gallery, Graton, CA

Southwest Roundup, San Juan Bautista, CA