Life is about learning and finding your joy.

I love sharing mine with you!

My current work is centered in combining my two passions while attempting to achieve

their harmonious relationship to one another, playing off of each medium with texture, color and form.

The felted wool fibers compliment the Raku fired vessels while tantalizing my senses. The addition of glass beads, precious metal clay and other mediums help create the magic in each piece. Combining these materials challenges my creativity while stretching my imagination to see what adventures in my work will unfold.

I continue to explore with gratitude!


                                             

 Education

Fiona Duthie, Gambier Island and on line classes, 2019-2020

Bloomfelt, Montreal, March 2019, with Marjolein Dallinga

Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN Nov. 2016 with Shanna Kohnstamm

New England Felting Supply, MA, 2015, felting with Andrea Graham

University of the Arts - Philadelphia, PA, summer 2015, painting

Tarvey Cottage Studios- OH, 2013, felting with Pamela MacGregor

Sierra Nevada University - Lake Tahoe, NV, summer 2010, fast firing pottery

Wayne Art Center - Wayne, PA, summer 2009, raku

University of the Arts - Philadelphia, PA, summer 2008-09, PMC, Computer Graphics

Marywood University - Scranton, PA, 2004-2008, Teaching Certification, Masters in Art

Millersville University - Lancaster, PA, fall 2000, graduate class

Penland School of Crafts - Penland, NC, summer 1994, screen printing

Jocheved Marx -1979-80, Israel, Apprenticeship with leading Israeli Ceramicist

Rochester Inst. of Tech.- Rochester, NY,  BFA 1976-80 Ceramic and Ceramic Sculpture

Rhode Island School of Design- Providence, RI, summer 1975, Summer Arts Program

Keystone Junior College- La Plume, PA, 1974, mini workshops, metal casting

 

Employment

Honesdale High School, Honesdale, PA, art teacher 2001-2016

Summer Arts Academy, Honesdale, PA, Co-coordinator, art instructor summer 2008-2015

Lancaster Country Day School, middle school art 1997-2001

Studio Editions, Lancaster, PA, Self-employed, fiber artist, 1993-97

Studio Bronze, Lancaster, PA, Self-employed, bronze signage, lighting, etc. 1984-95

Holland Hall School, Tulsa, OK, middle school pottery/photography 1986-87

Turkey Track fine art foundry, Tulsa, OK, wax working/pattern making 1982-84

UAHC Camp, Warwick, NY, pottery instructor 1980

 

Awards, Publications and Shows         

Philadelphia Museum Show,  2020

Art of the State, 2020, Harrisburg, PA 2020

Bethel Council of the ARTS, Member show, July 2019

FACE of Fiber in the Rockies, Estes Park, 2019, Excellence Award

Red Raven Gallery, Lancaster, PA 2019

Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Teapot Invitational, April 2019

Syd Entel Galleries, Teapots, Safety Harbor, Fl, 2019

Curiouser and Curiouser, Rago Auction, Lambertville, NJ, December 2018

Madelon Powers Art Gallery, ESU, PA, September 2018

Artful Home, 2018 to present

Symphony Gallery, LA, CA, Hot Tea 2018, June 8-24, 2018

Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Teapot Invitational, April 2018

FeltMatters, International Magazine, issue 130, March 2018

Craftsman House Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL, 2018

Art Festival Beth-el, St. Petersburg,FL, 2018

The Mansion at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD, Sept. - Nov. 2017

ACE, Evanston, IL, September, 2017

Cherry Creek Art Festival, Denver, CO, July, 2017

ART Station Contemporary Arts Center, Guild show, Stone Mountain, GA. May 2017

 Butternut Gallery, Montrose, PA, May 2018, Best in Mixed Media

Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Teapot Invitational, April 2017

3rd St. Gallery, Assoc. Show, Philadelphia, PA April 2017

Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY, solo show, April 2017

ACC Baltimore, MD Feb. 2017

 Hope Horn Gallery, Scranton, PA, solo show, Feb. 2017

FiberArt Now, Emerging Artist, Vol. 6, Fall 2016

Great Wall of Honesdale, Honesdale, PA 2016-2017

San Angelo Nat'l Competition, TX, April -June 2016

Butternut Gallery, Montrose, PA, May 2016, Best in Clay

Art of the State, 2016, Harrisburg, PA 2nd place award

Associate Member, 3rd St. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA April 2016

Phoenix Gallery, NYC, May 2016

Art Pop Billboards Northeast PA, 2015-2016

Northeast PA Biennial, Marywood University, 2015

Art of the State, Harrisburg, PA Honorable mention-Craft, 2015

Moscow Clayworks, Moscow, PA 2014

Northeast PA Biennial, Marywood University, 2013, Honorable mention

Moscow Clayworks, Moscow, PA 2013

Alliance Gallery , Narrowsburg, NY 2013

Main St Gallery, Carbondale, PA 2011

Art on the Edge, Hawley, PA 2011

Raku 500, Lark books 2011

Hanson Gallery, Honesdale, PA, 2010-2012

Northeast PA Biennial, Marywood University, PA  2010

MA Show Marywood University, PA   2007

WCAA Open Studio Tour, Honesdale, PA,  2004-present

WCAA Group show Honesdale, PA 2003

ACC Baltimore, MD 1992-97

ACC Atlanta, GA 1994-96

Long’s Park Lancaster, PA  1994

ACC Tampa, FL 1993

ACC West Springfield, MA 1991-93

Philadelphia Museum Show  1993

Rosen Show, Philadelphia 1991-97

DBA Art Show Lancaster, PA 1990

President’s Invitational Rochester, NY 1980

RIT Honor Show Rochester, NY 1977,79,80

The Embroiders Guild NY, NY 1970