After receiving my undergraduate in Art from DePauw University and my M.F.A. from The Ohio State University, I taught ceramics for twenty years at the University of Louisville. I also taught special courses for such schools as Purdue University Extension, The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Banff Centre School of Art,
where I was Artist-in-Residence in 1984.
Beginning when there were only a few publishers interested in pottery and its history, I was fortunate, through my work as editorial advisor to the Chilton Book Company, to help increase the range and number of books available. For a long time I traveled throughout north America to exhibit and conduct workshops. Field studies on pottery in
Japan and England further informed my understanding of the long and rich history of ceramics. I have published numerous articles on ceramics and photos of my work are featured in major texts on the subject.
I lived for thirty years in the knobs of southern Indiana where my family and I designed and built our small home, studio, showroom and several barns ourselves. Our work on this organic subsistence farm was dedicated caring not only for the family but also to caring for the land, garden and livestock while restoring abused land to health in part by planting some 800 trees and protecting the existing woodland.
I moved back to north Texas in 2000. I now teach at the Craft Guild of Dallas and and am Visiting Artist and teach occasionally at the University of Dallas. I continue to donate to the Empty Bowls project in Dallas and exhibit regularly.
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN A.B.
Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board
Studied with Richard Peeler
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH M.F.A
University Fellow with stipend,
Graduate Teaching Assistant with full course responsibility, teacher of record.
Studied with Paul Bogatay, Margaret Fetzer, Kenji Kato and printmaker
Adjunct Instructor, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, at present.
Classroom Instructor, Craft Guild of Dallas, Dallas, Texas, at present.
Professor of Fine Arts, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1975-1995
Taught beginning through graduate studio ceramics, glaze chemistry and history
Artist-in-Residence, The Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada;
Workshop Instructor, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN 1981, 1982
Editorial Advisor, Chilton Book Company, 1980-95
Workshops given Include:
Functional Ceramics Conference and Exhibition
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Greenwich House Pottery, New York City, NY
Ceramic Seminar, Calgary College of Art and Design and Leisure Learning Services of
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Banff Centre School of Fine Art, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Authored Publications include:
“Surface Design and Clay,” Contact: The Alberta Potter’s Association Quarterly,
Summer, 1994, No. 97, pp. 16, 18-19. Article with photographs.
“The Ceremony of Tea,” Ceramics: Art and Perception (Australian journal), Issue 24,
June, 1996, pp. 48-49. Article with photographs.
“Notes on the Teaching of Ceramic History,”The Studio Potter, Vol. 25, No. 1, December,
1996, pp. 31-32.
“One Tool: Three Uses,” Pottery Making Illustrated, Introductory Issue, a Ceramics
Monthly Supplement, Fall, 1997., pp. 13-17 and cover photo.
“Wheel Throwing: Low-Stress Centering,” Pottery Making Illustrated, Winter, 1998, p.
“Martha Puckett’s Porta-Kiln,” Pottery Making Illustrated, Vol. I, No. 4, Fall 1998, pp.
Work Featured in Books:
Richard Burkett and Glenn C. Nelson. A Potter’s Handbook, sixth edition. London:
Thomson Learning, 2002.
Linda Arbuckle, editor. 500 Plates and Chargers. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2008.
Val M. Cushing. The Ceramic Design Book, a Gallery of Contemporary Work. Asheville,
NC: Lark Books, 1998.
Don Davis. Wheel-Thrown Ceramics. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1998.
Robin Hopper. Functional Pottery, Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose, second
edition. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2001.
Robin Hopper. The Ceramic Spectrum, second edition. Iola, WI: Krause Publications
2001. First edition, Radnor, PA: Chilton Books, 1984.
Bill Hunt, 21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada. Westerville, OH:
American Ceramic Society, 2003.
Jim Lawton, 500 Teapots, Volume 2. Asheville, NC: Lark Crafts, 2013.
Joe Molinaro. Pottery Tour of Kentucky. Lexington, KY: Crystal Communications, 2000.
Diana Pancioli. Extruded Ceramics. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1999.
Phil Rogers. Ash Glazes. London: A & C Black, 1992 and 2003.
Jim Romberg, 500 Raku, Asheville, NC: Lark Crafts, 2011.
Amedeo Salamoni, Woodfired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists. Atglen,PA: Sch
Publishing, Ltd. 2013.
Kathy Triplett. Handbuilt Ceramics. Asheville, NC: Lark Books,1997.
AndersonTurner. Pottery Making Techniques. Westerville, OH: American Ceramic
Richard Zakin. Ceramics: Mastering the Craft, second edition. Iola, WI: Krause
Drink This! 2015 Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton
VA. Phil. Rogers, juror
The University of Dallas 2015 Regional Ceramics Competition, Beatrice M Taggerty Gallery, The
University of Dallas, Irving, TX. Eva Kwong, juror. http://udallas.edu/offices/artgallery/
“Tea for Two” membership exhibition, The Craft Guild of Dallas, Addison, TX
Twin Cups: National Ceramics Exhibition 2015, MWSU Clay Guild, Missouri Western State
University, St. Joseph, MO. Steven Hill, juror. https://www.missouriwestern.edu/orgs/clayguild/
Craft Guild of Dallas Spring Show. Craft Guild of Dallas, Addison, TX.
Vasefinder International 2014: http://vasefinder.com/vi.2014.home.html
Raku Ceramics: Origins, Impact and Contemporary Expression, Sedona Arts Center,
Sedona, AZ. Invitational, Jim Romberg, curator.
Red! Texas Visual Arts Association Gallery, Plaza of the Americas, Dallas, TX.
TVAA Citation. Art Center of Plano, Plano, TX
Texas Sculpture Association Membership Show at the Mesquite Arts Center, Mesquite,
TX. Gaby Pruitt, juror.
Texas Sculpture Association at the Rachel Nash Gallery, Dallas, TX
Solo Exhibition of new work at University of Dallas, Irving, TX
The Cup: The Intimate Object X, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL and online. http://
The Art of Fine High Chair Dining curated byThe Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor, MI at the
Ladies Literary Club, Ypsilanti, MI
McKinney Avenue Contemporary Annual Membership Exhibition, 2014, Dallas, TX
Stoked! in Tool, TX. Woodfired Clay fired in the Rosenfield Kiln, The Craft Guild of Dallas
Gallery, Addison, TX. https://www.facebook.com/events/345549798949455/
8th Annual Vasefinder International, 2013, online.
University of Dallas Regional Ceramics Exhibition, Haggerty Art Gallery, University of
Dallas, Irving, TX.
Looking Back/Looking Forward: Richard Peeler and His Students, Richard E. Peeler Art
Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN. Organized by Craig Hadley: the
work of Richard Peeler, his wife Marj Peeler and their legacy through nine of his
Yellow Clay to Black Gumbo: Earth Movers in the Lone Star State., Pollock Gallery,
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX and 2013 NECEA Conference,
Houston, TX. Work by university faculty in northern Texas, organized by Brian
Earth/Energy: University of Dallas Clay Exhibition, 2013 NECEA Conference in Houston
and Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX. Curated by Dan Hammett
Dining In VI: An Artful Experience. 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX. August 3-31.
Delta: Annual Membership Show at the MAC, McKinney Avenue Contemporary
Museum and Gallery, Dallas, TX
The Best of Texas Clay, Fort Worth Community Center, presented by Texas Pottery and
Sculpture Guild, Fort Worth, TX.
Texas Sculpture Association Annual Membership Show, Grapevine Convention and
Visitors Bureau Headquarters and Museum Complex, Grapevine TX.
Collaborations. Plano Art Association, Plano, TX. Invitational
Pink and Purple. Plano Art Association, Plano, TX. Invitational
Texas Visual Arts Association: Citation 2013. Pfamily Arts Center, Plano, TX
Ginny Marsh: Trunk Show. Crow Collection of Asian Art. Dallas, TX
Vasefinder International, 2012: http://vasefinder.com/vi.2012.home.html
Texas Visual Arts Association New Members Show, Plaza of the Americas, Dallas, TX.
DelecTABLE, the Fine Art of Dining. Art Students League of Denver,Denver, CO.
Plano Art Association 125 Show, Collin County Art Gallery, Plano, TX. GRAND
PRIZE. Jurors Laura Green and Ryder Richards.
Celebrate the Earth, Texas Visual Arts Association, Plaza of the Americas, Dallas TX.
DePauw University Alumni Exhibition, Peeler Art Center, Greencastle, IN.
Featured Artist, Craft Guild of Dallas Gallery, Dallas, TX
TRANS at the MAC, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX.
Texas Sculpture Association Membership Show, Aloft Hotel, Dallas, TX
Texas Visual Arts Association:Citation 2012. Pfamily Arts Center, Plano, TX.
University of Dallas 2011 Regional Ceramics Competition, Haggerty Hall, University of
Dallas, Irving TX. Cynthia Bringle, Juror. Honorable Mention.
Texas Sculpture Association Membership Show at the Oak Cliff Culture Center, Dallas,
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY. Invitational.
Vasefinder International, 2011: http://vasefinder.com/vi%202011.home.html
Best of Texas Clay 2011, Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild, Fort Worth Community
Center, Fort Worth, TX.
2011 Tea Bowl National, Kansas City Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO. Stephen Hill, Juror.
Texas Visual Arts Association Membershipo Exhibition, Medical City, Dallas TX.
Meltdown at the MAC, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
TVAA Citation 2011, Pfamily Arts Center, Plano, TX,JD Miller and Barbara Frey, jurors;
Rowan Elgin Memorial Award for Sculpture.
Texas Sculpture Association “Will Sculpt for Food,” Plano Arts Center, Plano, TX
Vasefinder 2010, National Invitational online exhibit. Merit Award
Shino Redux 2010, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY. International invitational,
curated by Malcolm Davis.
Tea by the Sea, Newport Potter’s Guild, Newport, MA. Juried national exhibit
Porcelains and Celadons, Myers Gallery at Muddy’s Studio, Santa Ana, CA
juried national exhibit.
University of Dallas Ceramics, FourViews. Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of
Dallas, Irving, TX.
Influx, group exhibit of University of Dallas Ceramics, Dallas, TX
2010Tea Bowl National, Kansas City Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO.
University of Dallas Art and Art History Department Faculty Exhibition, Beatrice M.
Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.
Other Selected Exhibitions: Numerous solo exhibitions including Greenwich House
Pottery in New York City, Earlham College, and Images Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY.
Group exhibits include:
The Bendigo Pottery International Award, Melbourne, Australia
Concorso Internazionale del Arte Ceramica, Faenza, Italy.
International Cone Box Show
Virtual Ceramics (on the Internet)
21st Century Ceramics, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Ohio
Functional Ceramics, Wooster, Ohio
Strictly Functional Pottery National
University of Dallas Regional Ceramics Competition, Merit Awards 2007 and 2009
Architectural Commissions include:
Interfaith Chapel and Our Lord Woods, New Harmony Inn, New Harmony, IN
First Unitarian Church, Louisville, KY
Mt. St. Francis Conventual Friary, Mt. St. Francis. IN
Douglass Boulevard Christian Church, Louisville, KY (1992 Fine Arts Commission)
A full resume is available upon request.