My body of work has evolved through my interest in abstract art, my love of gardens, and my passion for working with and expressing myself with clay. I use hard-edged forms with organic imagery in a stacked format to create large-scale totems. Many of the forms I use are done with the help of found and recycled objects.  Working this way gives me an ever changing inventory of objects with which to design sculpture and encourages me to look for more good finds wherever I go.


1977  B.F.A. Ceramics

           SUNY New Paltz, NY


Teaching Experience

’90-’91 Adjunct Professor of Ceramics

            SUNY New Paltz, NY


Wheel Thrown Ceramics

Lark  Books p. 71

Best of Pottery

Rockport Publishers, cover, p. 69,73,82

The Ceramic Design Book

Lark Books p. 37,127

The Best of Pottery, Volume 2

Rockport Publishers p.65

The Art of Contemporary American Pottery

Krause Publishing p.114

Ceramic Art Tile for the Home

Schiffer Books, cover, p.123

500 Bowls

Lark Books


2007 Purchase Prize

         Juried Sculpture Show

         Craven Arts Council New            Bern, NC

2006 Second Prize    

         Juried Sculpture Show

         Craven Arts Council New            Bern, NC

2004 Honorable Mention

         Small Teapot Competition

         Saddleback College, CA

1998 Award of Distinction

         Westmoreland Art                        Nationals

1997 Grant Recipient

         Empire State Crafts


1996 NICHE Award

          The Rosen Group, MD

1993 Best Political Statement

         Artist Against Powerlines,

         Utica, NY

1991 Craft Award of the Year

         Westmoreland Arts


         Youngwood, PA

1989 Tile Award

          Fourth Annual Monarch

          Tile Competition

          San Angelo Museum, San

          Angelo, TX

1984  First Prize

          Three Rivers Art Festival,


1979  Honor Award

          Schenectady Art Museum,


1979  Purchase Prize

          Pensacola Crafts National,


1978  First Prize

          The Covered Jar Show

          Westwood Ceramic

           Supply, CA

1977  Second Prize

          The Philadelphia Craft

          Show, PA

Invitational & Juried Exhibitions

2010   Sculpture Garden

            Exhibition at Brecknock

            Hall, Greenport, NY

2009  Sculpture Visions

           Chapel Hill, NC

2009  Palenville Outdoor

           Sculpture Exhibit

           Palenville, NY

2009  River Journey, Sculpture

           at the Donahue      

           Memorial Park

           Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

2009  Flora: Growing

           Inspirations at the United 

          States Botanical Gardens

          Washington, DC

2007  The Sculpture

           Salmagundi XI

          Rocky Mount Arts Center,           NC

2006, 07, 08  Juried Sculpture                Show, Craven Arts

           Council New Bern, NC

2006  Anxious Objects

            Samuel Dorsky Museum             New Paltz, NY

2005  Contemporary Sculpture              at Chesterwood

           Chesterwood Museum                Stockbridge, MA

2005  Contemporary Clay

           Yager Museum at                          Hartwick College, NY

2005, 2007  Kingston Sculpture            Biennial, Kingston, NY

2005  Small Sculpture


          Delmar College

          Corpus Christi, TX

2004, 05,06,07,08, 09 Annual

          Sculpture Show

          Unison Art Cente

          New Paltz, NY

2004  The Big Show/NCECA

          4 Star Gallery

          Indianapolis, IN         

2002  Hudson Valley Artists

          2002, Samuel Dorsky


          New Paltz, NY

2001 Teapot Show

          Moynihan Fine Art  

          Holland, MI

2001 Teapot Show

          Greater Reston Arts                     Center, VA

2000  Porcelain 2000

          Esmay Fine Art Gallery

          Rochester, NY

1999  New York State Crafts

          NYS Museum, Albany, NY

1999  National Crafts

           Competition, Kennedy

           Douglass Center for the


1998  Two Person Show

          Sullivan County Museum

          Hurleyville, NY

1998  From Function to Form

          College Art Gallery

          SUNY New Paltz, NY

1998 The Aura of Tea

           Images Friedman Gallery,            Louisville, KY

1997  New York State Crafts

           NYS Museum, Albany, NY

1997  Second Annual Best in                America Stones Gallery

          San Francisco, CA

1997  From the Ground Up

          Austin Museum of Art, TX

1997 USA Crafts Today

          Silvermine Arts Center

          New Canaan, CT

1997 A Centennial Celebration             of The American Ceramic

          Society, University of                     Kansas, Lawrence, KS

1997  Porcelain ‘97

          Shoestring Gallery

          Rochester, NY

1996 The Cup as a Metaphor II

          Sybaris Gallery

          Royal Oak, MI

1996  Functional Clay ‘96

          Shoestring Gallery

          Rochester, NY

1996 Teapot and Tableware

          Ohio Craft Museum,

          Columbus Ohio

1995  Monarch National

          Ceramic Competition

          Kennedy-Douglas Center

          for the Arts

          Florence, AL

1995 I’m a Little Teapot

          Islip Art Museum, NY

1994 Teapot Show

          Nancy Margolis Gallery

          Portland, ME

1993 Teapot Show

          Nancy Margolis Gallery

          Portland, ME

1993 The Wichita National

         The Wichita Center for the          Arts, KS

1993 Teapots

          Tempe Art Center, AZ

1993  Artists Against

           Powerlines, Utica, NY

1993  National Teapot Show II

          Cedar Creek Gallery, NC

1992 Three Rivers Juried


          Pittsburgh, PA

1992  Ceramics Now

          University City Arts

          League, Philadelphia, PA

1991 Sixth Monarch Tile


          San Angelo Museum of

          Art, TX

1991 Tea Party

          American Craft Museum

          New York, NY

1991 Westmoreland Arts

          National, Westmoreland               Community College, PA

1990 Teapot Show

          Appalachiana Gallery

          Washington, DC

1990 Teapot Show 

          Pittsburgh Center for the

          Arts, PA

1990 Materials Hard and Soft

          Center for the Visual Arts,           Denton,TX

1989 Teapot Show

          Lee Sclar Gallery

           Morristown, NJ

1989 Cedar Creek National

          Teapot Show

          Creemor, NC