Over the course of my career I have created a diverse body of work that combines elements of functional pottery, vessel, and sculpture — exploration of decorated surface is the unifying element.

Recently, I have been working with larger pieces: I feel this provides new opportunity to explore how outward visual impressions inform our experiences of both people and art.
As a woman of mixed race heritage, I find the visual language of interwoven and overlapping pattern and color provides me endless possibilities to express and share concepts of identity, history, materiality, and design.
 

Exhibitions

2016

Featured Artist Surface Show, Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis, MN)

Solo Exhibition Wesleyan Potters (Middletown, CT)

Visiting Artist & Solo Exhibition Anna Leonowans Gallery at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax, NS)

Group Exhibition 100 Cups, The Clay Studio / NCECA (Kansas City, MO)

2015

Invited Artist Objective Clay (online exhibition)

100 Teapots VII, Baltimore Clay Works (Baltimore, MD)

Graphic Clay, Baltimore Clay Works

Greenscapes: of/in/from the Gardern, Clay Art Center (Portchester, NY)

State of Clay: Pushing the Boundaries, Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA)

2014

In Full Bloom, Baltimore Clay Works

Faculty Show, Taber Gallery (Holyoke, MA)

Speaking of Color, Dow Studio (Deer Isle, ME)

Intimate Cups IV, Clay Mix Gallery, (Fresno, CA)

2013

20/20 Vision, Dow Studio (Deer Isle, ME)

Truly, Madly, Deeply, Stable Gallery (Damariscotta, ME)

2012

Pots At Rest, Philadelphia Clay Studio

9th Annual Pottery Invitational, Artisan Gallery (Paoli, WI)

The Art Of Dining, Krikorian Gallery (Worcester, MA)

Contemporary Clay Invitational, J. Ferguson Gallery (Farmville, VA)

The Box: Inside and Out, Stable Gallery (Damariscotta, ME)

Made in the USA, Dow Studio (Deer Isle, ME)

2011

Solo Exhibition Swatches, Ferrin Gallery (Pittsfield, MA)

Exhibitor Smithsonian Craft Show (Washington, D.C.)

   

 

Workshops

2015

Peters Valley (Layton, NJ)

Art at the Old Church (Demarest, NJ)

Lunenburg Center for the Arts (Lunenburg, Nova Scotia)

Truro Center for The Arts (Truro, MA)

2014

Pittsburg Center for The Arts (Pittsburgh, PA)

2013

Mudflat Pottery School (Somerville, MA)

Truro Center for The Arts (Truro, MA)

 

Publications

New Ceramic Surface Design
Molly Hatch (2015)

Graphic Clay: Ceramic Surface & Printed Image Transfer on Clay
Jason Bige Burnett (2015)

Ceramics Artist's Handbook: Glazing Techniques
Anderson Turner August, editor (2014)

Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artist’s Guide to Glaze and Color
Brian Taylor & Kate Doody (2014)

Electric Kiln Ceramics: A Guide to Clay, Glaze, and Electric Kilns; 4th edition
Richard Zakin, Frederick Bartolovic & Sherman Hall (March 2014)

Inspired By Cloth and Clay
Pottery Making Illustrated (Sept./Oct. issue, 2014)

 

Community Involvement

Co-founder, Pots On Wheels / POW!
Mobile ceramic outreach project (2014–present)

Director, Empty Bowls project at Holyoke Community College
Introducing ceramics to non-artists while raising funds for food bank (2015–present)

 

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics 2006
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax, NS)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, interdisciplinary accreditation 1995
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (Alfred, NY)

 

Employment

Holyoke Community College (Holyoke, MA)
Adjunct Professor (2012–present)

Holyoke Community College (Holyoke, MA)
Technician (2012–present)

Watershed Center for Ceramic Art (Newcastle, ME)
12-Month Artist in Residence (2007–2008)

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax, NS)
Summer Technician (2005)