2009  The Australian National University, Masters of Art, Visual Arts,  CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA

2001  Illinois State University,  B.S. in Studio ArtsNORMAL, IL

2000  University of Wolverhampton,  Student Exchange Program,  WOLVERHAMPTON, UK         

1995  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, painting and life drawingCHAMPAIGN, IL


Workshops and Residencies

2015-2018 Penland School of Crafts, Resident Artist, PENLAND, NC

2014  Bullseye Educators Workshop,  PORTLAND, OR

2013  Neusole Glass, Visiting Artist Residency, CINNCINATI, OH

2012  Penland School of Crafts, PENLAND, NC

2006  The Studio @ The Corning Museum of Glass, CORNING NY  

2006   The Studio @ The Corning Museum of Glass  CORNING, NY

2005  Pilchuck Glass School, STANWOOD, WA

2005  Pittsburgh Glass Center, PITTSBURGH, PA

2003  Penland School of Crafts, PENLAND, NC


Work / Teaching Experience

2016  Ohio State University, Visiting Artist, Columbus OH

2016  School of Art, Visiting Artist, Winston-Salem NC

2010-2015  Penland School of CraftsGlass coordinator, PENLAND, NC

2015  Glass Art Society, Conference demonstrator, SAN JOSE, CA

2015  Pittsburgh Glass Center, Instructor in cast glass, PITTSBURGH, PA

2015  Penland School of Crafts, Instructor in cast glass, PENLAND, NC

2014  University of North Carolina, Asheville, Visiting instructor, ASHEVILLE, NC

2014  The Glass Furnace, Instructor in cast glass, ISTANBUL, TURKEY 

2014  Goggleworks, Instructor in blown glass, READING, PA

2014  New Trier Township, glass department, Visiting instructor, WINNETKA, IL

2013  Neusole Glass, Visiting Artist Residency/ Instructor, CINCINATTI, OH 

2008-2009  The Canberra Glassworks, Instructor & gaffer, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA

2008  Richard Whiteley Studios, Assistant to artist, QUENBEYAN, AUSTRALIA

2007  Northlands Creative Glass, Studio technician, LYBSTER, SCOTLAND

2007  Pilchuck Glass School, Casting coordinator, STANWOOD, WA  

2006-2007  Blasart, Sand blast resists and cold work, CHICAGO, IL

2004-2007  Chicago Hot Glass, Hot glass instructor / studio manager, CHICAGO, IL   

2007  The Studio @ The Corning Museum of Glass, Teaching assistant to Bill Gudenrath, CORNING, NY                 

2006  Northlands Creative Glass Center,  Teaching assistant to Dante MarioniLYBSTER, SCOTLAND                                  

2004  Ritter Glass, Assistant to artist, BAKERSVILLE, NC 

2003  Crucible Glassworks, Production glassblowing, ASHEVILLE, NC


Selected Exhibition Record

2017   Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2017   SOFA Chicago, Habatat Galleries, Chicago, IL

2017   Blue Spiral, Asheville, NC

2017   Brahm, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, Fire and Form, Blowing Rock , NC

2017   Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

2017   Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

2017  Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

2017  Meredith College Frankie G. Seems Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2017  Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

2017  Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

2016  Hinson Art Museum, Wingate University, Charlotte, NC

2016  Blue Spiral, Asheville, NC

2016  Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Outwin Boochever Finalist, Washington, D.C.

2016  Commentaries, "Stories told in glass" Habatat Galleries, Sarasota, FL

2016  Art Palm Beach, Habatat Galleries, Palm Beach, FL

2015  Scope Miami, Habatat Galleries, Miami Beach, FL

2015 SOFA Chicago, Habatat Galleries, Chicago IL

2015 Barns 2015, Penland Gallery, Penland NC

2015  Echt Gallery, CHICAGO, IL

2015 Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak MI

2015 Self-Portraits by NC Artists, Greenhill Gallery, GREENSBORO, NC

2015  Art Palm Beach, Riley Galleries, PALM BEACH, FL

2014 Winter Show, Greenhill Gallery, GREENSBORO, NC

2014  SOFA Chicago, Riley Galleries, CHICAGO, IL

2014  Ways of Making: An Exploration in Glass, Cohen Gallery, READING, PA

2014  Art Palm Beach, Riley Galleries, PALM BEACH, FL

2014  Figurative Association: The Human Form, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts National Symposium, GATLINBURG, TN

2013  Igneous Expressions, David McCune Art Gallery, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

2013  Portraits and Abstracts, Neusole Glass, CINNCINATI, OH

2013  Shattered, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, GRAND RAPIDS, MI

2013  Bookworms, Flame Run, LOUISVILLE, KY

2013  Glass Weekend: Wheaton Village, MILLVILLE, NJ

2013  Expose: Habatat Galleries, ROYAL OAK, MI

2012  The Center of Craft, Creativity and Design, ASHEVILLE, NC

2012  50 by 50, Muskegon Museum of Art, MUSKEGON, MI                       

2012  Glass in the Mountains, TRAC Gallery, SPRUCE PINE, NC

2012  Neusole Glass, CINNCINATI, OH

2012  Fire Nation, TOLEDO, OH

2011  Green Plum Gallery, SPRUCE PINE, NC

2011  Bender Gallery, ASHEVILLE, NC

2010  National Self Portrait Show, 33 Collective Gallery, CHICAGO, IL

2009  Beauty Born of Fire, The Kavanagh Gallery, ST. CHARLES, IL

2009  Sculpture on The Edge, BERMAGUI, AUSTRALIA

2008  Aus Glass, HOBART, TASMANIA


Special Projects Award, Bullseye Glass and Lani McGregor


Nuesole Residency

Penland School of Crafts Residency

CCS Award, 44th Glass International Exhibition

Outwin Boochever Competion, finalist, Smithsonian Portrait Museum, Washington, D.C.

Public Collections

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

The Julie Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, Alabama

Hinson Art Museum, Wingate, NC

Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL


The Laurel of Asheville, 7/2017 p. 76

Illinois State, 2017, Front page: Fragile