EDUCATION
BFA Carnegie Melon University 1959 - 1962
Drama Department, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Michigan 1962 - 1963
Postgraduate in Drama, Ann Arbor, MI
Memphis Collage of Art 1965 - 1969
Ceramics
Louisiana State University 1969 - 1970
Postgraduate Ceramics
Arrowmont School of Crafts, 1971
under Michael Cardew, Gatlinburg, TN

CAREER
1959 - 1965 Worked as Lighting and Scenic Designer from New Hampshire to New York City, Washing, DC and finally to The Front Street Theatre in Memphis, TN
1967- edition of OUTSTANDING YOUNG WOMEN OF AMERICA
1973 - 2012 EDITION OF WHO'S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN

AWARDS
Normal Apell Memorial Award - Outstanding Senior Student- Carnegie Mellon University 1962
National Competition for Graduate Theatre Fellowships under Ellis Rabb, University of Michigan 1962
Pottery Award Louisiana State Art Exhibition, Old State Capital, Baton Rouge, LA 1970
Honorable Mention and Purchase Award, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR 1970
Merit Award-Memphis Association of Craft artists 1980-1984-1989-1990-1993-1995
Merit Award-WKNO Juried Exhibition, 1988-1990-1996-1999-2002-2004-2006-2010
Selected by True Story Productions as a Living treasure in the Memphis Art Community,2007
Selected Exhibitions Ceramics
Prints, Drawings and crafts Exhibitions, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR 1968-1970-1973-1977-1984
Louisiana Crafts Council Juried Show, New Orleans, Louisiana 1970
Mississippi River Crafts Show-Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis TN 1973-1977
International Women's Show- Theatre Memphis, Memphis, TN 1975
Two Person Show Old Time Commissary Gallery, Greenwood, MS 1976
Louisiana Crafts Council Invitational Show, New Orleans, Louisiana 1978
Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, Best of Tennessee Crafts Biennial Exhibit, Nashville, TN 1978, 1990, 2000, 2003
National Bank of Commerce, Two Person Show, Memphis, TN 1978, 1980, 1984
Memphis Botanic Garden Two Person Show, Memphis, TN 1978, 1979
American Crafts Council Show, Dallas Market, Dallas, TX 1981
American Crafts Council Show, Baltimore Winter Market, Baltimore, MD
One Woman Show, Turner Clark Gallery, Memphis, TN 1982
Memphis Clay Invitational Show, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN 1985
University of Memphis, Juried Clay and Paper Show 1985
Memphis Association Of Craft Artists Juried Show Theatre Memphis 1978-1999
Askew, Nixon, Ferguson Gallery, The Greater Memphis Arts Council Juried Show 1995
Memphis Potters Guild Shows, Memphis, TN 1980-2012
Memphis Artists Line Juried Show, Memphis TN 1998-1005
Memphis Pink Palace Craft Fair Juried Show, Memphis TN 1972-2012
WKNO Auction, Memphis, TN 1995-2011
Playhouse on the Square-auction 1990-2012
Dixon Gallery,Memphis,TN "All that is Clay" 2003-2012
Artist Link, Juried shows, Memphis, TN,2005-2012

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS PHOTOGRAPHY
Memphis Association of Craft Artists Juried Show, Theatre Memphis 1994
Memphis Arts Festival Juried Show, Memphis, TN 1995, 2002

Extra Curricular Activities
Member of American Craft Council, New York, NY
Member of Tennessee Arts Commission Crafts Advisory Panel, and Artist in Resident Program
Member of Memphis Association of Craft Artists, Founder and Past President
Member and Past President of the Memphis Potters Guild
World Crafts Council Conference in Kyoto, Japan 1978, Chosen as one of the 250 Crafts person to represent America!
World Crafts Council Conference in Vienna, Austria 1980

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
WKNO-TV, Memphis, TN Educational Television- Featured in a 30 minutes program titled MONTAGE- Interviewed and Gave demonstration on wheel thrown pots. Also, active in the lecture and demonstration circuit in the Greater Memphis area.
Taught Workshops at schools and Universities and participate in the Arts in the Schools Program through the Tennessee Arts Commission

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
National Bank of Commerce Executive Branch Banking, Memphis, TN
Memphis International Airport Executive Suite, Memphis, TN
Trammell-Crow Executive Board Room, Memphis, TN
Morgan-Keegan Executive Board Meeting Room, Memphis, TN