Education

2014           MFA in Ceramics, University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design, Denton TX

2005          BFA Theatrical Design and Production with a concentration in Costume Design Minor in Studio Art

                            from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro NC

Exhibition History

2016           Winter Show (invitational), Greenhill Center for NC Art, Greensboro NC

                   Last Call, Companion Gallery, Humboldt TN

2015           Eighth Annual Cup Show: Form and Function, Amelia Center Gallery, Gulf

Coast State College, Panama City FL

2014           The Joy of Drinking, First Place Award, Phoenix Fired Art, Joplin MO

                   Small Favors IX, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA

                   College Collective, Jurors Award, Genesee Pottery & Firehouse Gallery, Rochester NY

                   Four Tons of Practice, Solo MFA Exhibition, Cora Stafford Gallery,

                            University of North Texas, Denton TX

                   On the Rocks II Exhibition, Spot5 Art Center, Louisville KY

                    10th Annual Mad Hatter’s Luncheon Teapot Auction, Armory Art Center, West Palm          Beach FL

                   Pour… 2014, Terra Incognito Studios and Gallery, Oak Park IL

                   The Clay Studio of Missoula International Cup 2014, The Clay Studio of

                            Missoula, Missoula MT

                   7th International Texas Teapot Tournament, Honorable Mention, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston TX

                   DelecTABLE, Carson Gallery, Denver CO, Juror: Julia Galloway

2013           Drink This!  Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show, Workhouse Arts   

                            Center, Lorton VA

                   21st Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center

                            East Petersburg, PA

                   Tabletop, The Art League, Alexandria VA

                   2013 CVAD MFA Showcase, UNT Art Gallery, Denton TX

                   Free Puppies (adverbial form implied), Cora Stafford Gallery,

                            University of North Texas, Denton TX

                   Dirty Dozen, Lightwell Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton TX

2012           Texas Emerging Artists, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston TX

                   Tea, The Art League, Alexandria VA

                   Fired Up: Clay at UNT, UNT on the Square, Denton TX

2010         Featured Artist for July at It’s by Nature Gallery, Sylva, NC

2008        Potters of Jackson County, Gallery One, Sylva NC

                   Featured Artist for May at It’s by Nature Gallery, Sylva NC

2006        Women’s Center Art Show, Chapel Hill NC

Teaching Experience

Fall 2013-Spring 2014Teaching Assistant – Hand building – University of North Texas,

                            College of Visual Arts and Design, Denton TX       

Fall 2012-Spring 2014Teaching Assistant – Beginning Ceramics – University of North Texas,

                            College of Visual Arts and Design, Denton TX

Spring 2012                   Teaching Assistant – Design 2 (3d Design) - University of North Texas,

                            College of Visual Arts and Design, Denton TX

Related Experience

2016-present      Member Piedmont Craftsmen Guild

2014-present      Member Southern Highland Craft Guild

2013-2014           President, UNT Clay Guild, University of North Texas, Denton TX

2012-2013           Vice President, UNT Clay Guild, University of North Texas, Denton TX

Fall 2011              Ceramics Studio Lab Assistant, University of North Texas, Denton TX

2007-2011           Costume Shop Manager, Department of Stage and Screen

                                                Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC

Awards & Honors

2014                    First Place Award, The Joy of Drinking, Phoenix Fired Art, Joplin MO

                            Jurors Award, College Collective, Genesee Pottery & Firehouse Gallery, Rochester NY

                            Honorable Mention, 7th International Texas Teapot Tournament, 

                                                 18 Hands Gallery, Houston TX

2013-2014           College of Visual Arts and Design Department Scholarship Recipient

2012-2013           Graduate Assistantship Tuition Scholarship Recipient

                             College of Visual Arts and Design Department Scholarship Recipient

2011-2012            UNT Academic Scholarship