STUDIO C2
Gregory Roberts

CV 2018

 
 O Magazine August, 2018

O Magazine August, 2018

 

CURRICULUM VITA

G R E G O R Y    R O B E R T S

Professor of Ceramics, Department of Art and Art History, Sonoma State University

 roberts@sonoma.edu

EDUCATION

MFA         Ceramic Sculpture. Mills College Oakland, CA, 1994

BFA          Cum Laude, College of Ceramics, School of Art & Design, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, 1991

                  Johnson State College, Department of Art, Johnson, VT, 1987-88

EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION

2012-present    Professor of Ceramics, Art and Art History, SSU, Rohnert Park, CA

Served two terms as Department Chair, Department of Art and Art History, Sonoma State University, 2010-2013 & 2016-2018. Awarded one-year Sabbatical 2015-2016

2006-2012           Associate Professor of Ceramics, Art and Art History, SSU, Rohnert Park, CA

2001-2006           Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Art and Art History, SSU, Rohnert Park, CA

2000-2002           Instructor, Extended Education Department California College of Arts and Crafts. Oakland, CA (summer sessions)

2000-2001           Lecturer, California State University at Hayward, Hayward, CA
Faculty advisor to the CSUH Ceramics Guild

2000-2001           Instructor, Civic Art Center, Walnut Creek, CA

1999-2000           Lecturer, California State University at Hayward, Hayward, CA

1998-2000           Ceramics Studio Manager, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

1996-1998          Ceramics Instructor, National Institute of Art and Disabilities, Richmond, CA
Staff Liaison to the Board of Directors 6/97-6/98

1995      Artist-in-Residence, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts. Portland, OR

 

SERVICE TO SONOMA STATE AND THE COMMUNITY

University Service, 2010-2018

Commencement Planning Committee 2017-2018

Tenure-Track Hiring Committee 2018 (Painting)

Visiting Artists Hiring Committee 2017

Tech Hiring Committee 2015

Development Hiring Committee 2012 & 2014

Advising Subcommittee, member since 2012 - 2014

Professional Development Subcommittee, 2009 - 2011

Humanities Council of Department Chairs Committee, 2010 – 2013 & 2016 - 2018

School of Arts and Humanities Curriculum Committee, 2013

 

Chair related Art Department Service to the University, 2010-2018

Development Activities as Chair; producer of multiple department PR materials for student recruitment and development purposes; designer for annual Arts and Humanities Scholarship & Creative Achievement program 2017 & 2018; designed Envision document for the office of the provost 2014; developed a multi-departmental campaign materials, Building Inspiration 2012; created a State of the Art [Department] report submitted to the Presidents office addressing strategic funding and development in areas of technology and curriculum improvements; maintained funding for Visiting Artists Lecture Series via the SSU Instructionally Related Activities Fund 2007 – 2018

Major Administrative Activities; Completed Curriculum revision for BA program 2018 currently up for university review Fall 2018; finalized the successful completion of the NASAD 10 year review for accreditation; coordinated GE course review in Art History; Curriculum Revision in Art History and Studio Arts, approved 2014; and developed new curriculum for the Art Studio foundations program 2012

Faculty Retreat Coordinator; initiated and designed a departmental retreat to address curricular and other issues, August 2010 & 2016

Department Retention Tenure and Promotion (RTP) Committees, Chair 2009, 2011; Member, 2012, 2016, 2017

Coordinator, Visiting Artists Lecture Series 2007-2017, the IRA and privately funded Visiting Artists Lecture Series provide our students with valuable insight and exposure to art professionals and their work (one unit, credit/no credit class, and taught as an FTE overload).

Faculty Advisor, Sonoma State University Ceramics Guild (since 2001), the Guild is an opportunity for all students at attending Sonoma State University to experience ceramics and sell their work at the two Guild sales held per year. The proceeds from the sale are used by the guild to purchase equipment, fund lectures and most recently to provide an opportunity to participate in the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art held each year in Davis, CA.

SSU Coordinator, California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, each spring 2006 - 2014, I have organized and helped dedicated ceramic students mount exhibitions of their creative work in Davis CA as part of the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. During this three-day conference, students transform a donated space into a temporary art gallery.

 

Community Service 2008-2018

Sonoma Ash Project After the destruction of last year’s Sonoma County wildfires launched the Sonoma Ash Project, wherein the ashes from people homes are into meaningful ceramics. Roberts asked his neighbors to donate ash from the wildfires they personally experienced. More than 140 people have given their ashes thus far, some leaving notes explaining the value of what they left with him. The diversity of color and texture is astonishing. Roberts’s goal is to give everyone back an object, base on the historic Round Barn, glazed with the ashes they saved. The Museums of Sonoma County will be exhibiting the project in its entirety in the October 2018 commemorative exhibition and is the fiscal sponsor. For more details see: https://www.facebook.com/ashglaz/

Selections Committee Member, Castro Valley Boulevard Public Art Project, the Selection committee chose Miriam Klein Stahl to be awarded the contract for the Alameda County Redevelopment Agency's Castro Valley Boulevard Streetscape Improvement Project. For more information and to watch a short video about the project, see: http://acgov.org/arts/html/whats_new.html

Member of California Ceramics Cooperative, 2011 this group is responsible for mounting the Ceramics Annual of America (CAA), an ambitious exhibition and art fair spotlighting the quality and diversity of contemporary ceramics from around the world including works from China, Korea, Mexico, Australia, and Italy. The goal is to encourage public education and enrichment, cultivate a fertile art market, and foster dialog among collectors and makers of ceramic sculpture. For more information on the CAA, see: www.ceramicsannual.org

Team Leader, Visual AIDS, Big Deal, a fundraising event held at SOMA. 2006-2011

Past University Service

Graduate thesis committee, for Eileen Jungwirth, 2008

Student Affairs Committee, 2003-2005

Scholarship Committee, 2005

Fee Advisory Committee, 2004-2005

Graduate thesis committee, for Osanna Rosa, 2005

 

Past Art Department Service

Departmental RTP Committee, 2007-2008, and 2010-2011

Tenure-Track Search Committee, Spring 2007

Chair, Part Time Hiring Committee, 2005

Decal Workshop, ArtS 498, fall 2005, taught as an academic overload.

Kiln Firing Workshop for students with an emphasis in ceramics. This course was offered again in the spring of 2004 after the new kilns were installed and fully operational. (taught as an academic overload).

Gift acquisition. Coordinated a $60,000 donation to the Art Department from Deborah Hatfield, BA’03. This gift raised the ceramics studio technology from 1960’s to 2000’s with the purchase and installation of three new large kilns, allowing students to create work that could not be done with the previous equipment.

Kiln Firing Workshop, ArtS 498 fall 2003, for students with an emphasis in ceramics.

Initiated a student exhibition, OUTCAST, attended by students, faculty and guests, held at the end of spring ‘03 in the ceramics studio.

Represented SSU at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference (NCECA) in San Diego, CA

Part-time faculty hiring committee, Reviewed and interviewed artists and art historians to create a lecturer pool to be used by the department for future part-time faculty, 2002

Coordinator of Visiting Artist, Internationally recognized artist, Hedi Ernst, was a visiting artist in ceramics in the fall of 2002 and in the spring of 2003 in preparation for her residency and subsequent sculpture installation at the Paradise Ridge Sculpture Garden.

Faculty advisor to the Creative Collective, 2002

Gift acquisition. Arranged for the donation of a substantial equipment gift to the Art Department of a computer-controlled kiln from Hedi Ernst. 2002

Curriculum Development wrote and implemented three new courses for the 2002-2004 SSU Course Catalog: Large Scale Clay and Installation, Form and Function and Ceramic Materials. These courses were added to bring a greater depth of knowledge to the SSU ceramics students. 2001

Past Community Service

Hungry Bowls. The SSU Ceramics Guild conducted an extra emergency relief sale to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. I organized a benefit sale to help artists and artisans get back on their feet after the devastations. Proceeds were donated to the Emergency Craft Relief Fund. October 2005

Gallery Flux. Volunteer for a community performance at 18th and Castro, San Francisco September 2005

Member, Board of Directors. The Center For Ceramic Arts, Berkeley CA, a Bay Area organization with the goal of becoming an artist-in-residence and exhibition venue to serve the Northern California ceramics community. Activities included coordinating the first ever Northern California Ceramic Faculty Summit, which occurred on October 2002

Volunteer Visiting Artist. Continuum, San Francisco, CA, an HIV/AIDS day service organization designed to serve populations at risk of alcohol and drug abuse. 2002

 

SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATION

Curatorial

2017      The University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University exhibition, Two Scale: Large-Scale and Mixed Media Ceramics. The exhibition included approximately 45 works by an exciting group of 6 Bay Area artists: Todd Barricklow, Woody De Othello, Victoria Jang, Nathan Lynch, Mark Messenger, and Nancy Selvin. Exhibition accompanied by a 24-page catalog produced and designed by Gregory Roberts.

2016      Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Third Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition, Healdsburg, CA

2015      August, Opened Gregory Roberts Studio C2
StudioC2 was a unique gallery and workshop dedicated to bringing innovative ceramic art to the North Bay. Held monthly exhibitions of contemporary ceramics from the Northern Bay Area.  See https://www.facebook.com/gregoryrobertsstudioC2/ Closed February 2016

2004      Guest Curator, Outcast, University Library Gallery, Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center. An exhibition of ceramic sculpture by SSU students juried by advanced ceramic students.

2003      Art Coordinator, SSU Now, 2003, University Library Gallery, Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center. A student-curated exhibition.

Guest Curator, Transcending Envy, Awe and, Loathing (The Bird Show), 2003, University Library Gallery, Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center. Three artists—printmaker Joseph Sheer, mixed media sculptor Katherine Spence and ceramic sculptor Monica Van den Dool—exhibited their work in conjunction with the lecture series, Fight of Imagination: Inspiration From Birds.

2002      Guest Curator, Biological Mutiny, 2002, University Art Gallery. This exhibit featured the work of eleven internationally recognized ceramic artists.

 

Solo, Two-Person and, Three-Person Exhibitions

2011      PICK YOUR POISON, solo exhibition, Roscoe Gallery, Oakland, CA

                  HOMELY, solo exhibition, Gallery 300, Santa Rosa, CA 

2009      SUCK ON THIS, solo exhibition. The Tahoe Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

2005      Pollen-nation 2005, A LOVE STORY, solo exhibition, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004      Gregory Roberts: Same But Different, a retrospective of Roberts's work, Dominican University of California Gallery. San Rafael, CA (catalog)

Subtraction and Addition: CERAMIC SCULPTURE AND INSTALLATIONS, artists: Bean Finneran, Jane Grimm and, Gregory Roberts. Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA

2001      DOTS AND DOLLS, two-person exhibition with Kim Tucker, Nexus Gallery. Berkeley, CA

2000      New Work, three-person show: Gregory Roberts, Sergei Isupov and Keisuke Mizuno, Dorothy Weiss Gallery. San Francisco, CA

                  DOT CON, solo exhibition, California College of Arts and Crafts. San Francisco, CA

1998      GREGORY ROBERTS & STEVE THURSTON, two-person show, Pewabic Pottery. Detroit, MI

1997      INNER ALIEN, solo exhibition, Elizabeth Leach Gallery. Portland, OR

1996      THIRST, solo exhibition, Dorothy Weiss Gallery. San Francisco, CA

1995      SMALL BUSINESS, solo exhibition, Butters Gallery, Ltd., Portland, OR

1994      JOB SECURITY, a performance sculptures in four parts, sponsored and funded by San Francisco Arts Commission's Market Street Art in Transit program, San Francisco, CA

                  INTRODUCTIONS '94, two-person show with Laurence Labianca, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018      Artist Spring: The Fire and the Rose are One, Sofie Contemporary, Calistoga CA

                  Room For Thought, Space 151 & Levy Art & Architecture, San Francisco, CA (Juror Jack Fischer)

2017      The University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University, Biennial SSU Art Studio Faculty Exhibition, Rohnert Park, CA

2016      Cloud Terrace: a Pollinator-Friendly Garden, in collaboration with lead designer Chih-Wei G.V. Chang. First showing of the Phono~Phone for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, San Francisco, CA

2015      The University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University, Biennial SSU Art Studio Faculty Exhibition, Rohnert Park, CA

2013      The University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University, Biennial SSU Art Studio Faculty Exhibition, Rohnert Park, CA

2011      Ceramics Annual of America, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA (Catalog)

                  Summer Group Show; Gallery Artists, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA

                  Faculty Exhibition, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

2010      50 Gravy Boats, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Valley, CA (online Catalog)

                  Gallery Artists, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle WA

Pearl: Inspiring Design and Desire, GUMPS, gallery exhibition with 12 participating artists and designers, San Francisco CA

                  2009Margins, The Icehouse, held in conjunction with NCECA, Phoenix conference, AZ (Catalog)

                  30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA (Catalog)

2008      Sculptural Ceramics, St. Joseph Gallerie, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

                  Faculty Exhibition, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

                  CCACA 2008, California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA

                  SOFA, New York, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA

                  Treasured Vessels: Art of the Teapot. GUMP’s, San Francisco, CA

2007      The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

2007      Multiplicity: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, Co-curated by Kate Bonansinga and Vincent Burke. Opened for the NCECA conference 2006, Portland OR. Traveled to; Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso; San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX; Landmark Arts, Lubbock, TX; Southwest School of Arts and Crafts, San Antonio, TX (catalog)

2006      Faculty Exhibition, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

                  Indoor Sculpture Exhibition, Shelburne Art Center, Shelburne, VT

                  The Family of Clay, Oliver Art Center, California College of Art, Oakland, CA

2005      The Magnificent Seven: Sonoma County Sculptors, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA 

                  Watershed Kiln Gods, Looking Back – 1997-2003, Gallery 1448, Baltimore, MD

2004      Jack Lenor Larsen: Creator and Collector, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY. A traveling exhibition: Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art (May 10-June 22, 2005) and Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania (September 8-January 5, 2006). Exhibition  catalog: JACK LENOR LARSEN: Creator and Collector.

                  Beginnings, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA

                  Love Peculiar, Bio-Pop-Curiosity in Clay, L2Kontemporary Gallery, Los Angles, CA

                  Faculty Exhibition, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA 

2002-     The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection. A traveling survey

2004     exhibition from the Sonny and Gloria Kamm collection, curated by Garth Clark.The exhibition opened in May, 2002 at COPIA, the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts in Napa, California and traveled to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto Canada, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design. Exhibition catalog: The Artful Teapot by Garth Clark.

2003      Watershed Residence Invitational, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, New Castle, ME

                  27 @ 999: A teapot Invitational, The Publication's Art Gallery 999. San Diego, CA

                  Northern California Clay, NCECA Conference. San Diego, CA

2002      The Art Of Clay: Contemporary Ceramics of the West Coast, Santa Rosa College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA

                  Faculty Exhibition, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

                  Formal Beauty, Odyssey Gallery, Ashville, NC

                  International Infusion IV, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

2001      National Ceramics Invitational, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC

                  Annual Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, California State University, Hayward, CA         

                  International Infusion III, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

2000      SOFA Chicago. Represented by Ferrin Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  Ceramics Soup: New work from Bay Area Artists, Louie Art Gallery, Fremont, CA

                  Annual Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, California State University, Hayward, CA

1999      Teapot Invitational, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                  The Great Balancing Act, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Pacific Craft Show, Orange County Museum of Fine Art, Newport Beach, CA
(Chairman's Award)

1998      Spinning Tales, Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC

                  Myths, Metaphors, & Icons, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ (Juror's Award).

1997      Teapot Invitational, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Forms And Transformations, Current expressions in ceramics, Queens Library Gallery. Judith Shwartz, Curator, Queens, NY

                  The Ubiquitous Bowl III, Vermont State Craft Center, Burlington, VT

                  SOFA Chicago, Represented by Dorothy Weiss Gallery, Chicago, IL

Conspicuous Applications of Advanced Ceramics, International Museum of Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

                  Seattle Art Fair, Represented by Butters Gallery, Seattle, WA

1995      Talentbörse Handwerk, an international invitational competition for design and technology for emerging artists. Munich, Germany. (Juror's Award. Catalog entries 1995 & 1996)

                  Teapot Invitational, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1995      Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR

                  Old Glory: New Story, Flagging the 21st Century, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, CA 

                  Traveling exhibition, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

                  MFA Exhibition, Mills College Art Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, CA

                  High Tech / Low Tech, invitational exhibit Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

                  Feats Of Clay, national competition and exhibition, Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln CA

1993      Clay On The Wall, invitational, University of Eastern Washington, Cheney WA

                  Feats Of Clay, national competition and exhibition, Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln CA (First prize, Patty Warashina, juror)

1990      Nobody Treats You Better Than Mom, Robert Turner student gallery, Alfred University. A collaborative installation with Donald Lipski via faxes and phone. Alfred, NY

Auctions

2002-17                 Art From the Heart, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

2003                        The Curatorial Eye: Fifteen Perspectives, SMOVA's sixth annual fundraiser and auction, Santa Rosa, CA

2001                        Art for AIDS, Art Auction for the UCSF AIDS Health Program, San Francisco, CA

1995-97 New Langton Annual Art Auction, San Francisco, CA

 

Reviews and Citations

Media

2018      O, The Oprah Magazine, August 2018 Issue, in the “We Like this Guy” section. (Forthcoming)

The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa Sculptor Turns Ashes Into Art For Fire Victims, By

Hannah Beausang May 10, 2018

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8300759-181/santa-rosa-sculptor-turns-ashes

Writemore.in, Gregory Roberts’ Sonoma Ash Project: Bridging the gap between tragedy and what comes after www.writemore.in/2018/02/16/gregory-roberts-sonoma-ash-project-bridging-the-gap-between-tragedy-and-what-comes-after/ February 16, 2018

Atlas Obscura.com, Making Pottery From the Ashes of the Sonoma Wildfires; A ceramicist is offering people who lost their homes a way to remember—and look to the future. By Jessica Leigh Hester February 14, 2018

Ashes from North Bay fires turned into art | abc7news.com

Feb 1, 2018 - Members of the Santa Rosa community are dropping off bags of ash collected from there homes... Hence, the genesis of Gregory's Sonoma Ash Project.

 

2003      Television Interview with CBC News World for the opening of THE ARTFUL TEAPOT, the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, February 5, 2003, Toronto, Canada

Appearances in Books

2010      JACK LENOR LARSEN'S LongHouse, by Molly Chappellet p. 104 (partial view)

2004      Jack Larson, Creator and Collector. Published by Merrill Holberton.

2001      THE ARTFUL TEAPOT. Garth Clark. Paperback edition first published by Thames and Hudson, London, for Exhibitions International to accompany the traveling exhibition entitled “The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions form the Kamm Collection”. pp. 99, 105, 242 & back cover (bold indicates color image) Hardbound edition first published in the United States by Watson-Guptill Publications, pp. 99, 105, 242

THE CERAMIC GLAZE HANDBOOK. Mark Burleson, Published by Lark Books p. 113

CERAMIC EXTRUDING. Tom Latka, Published by Krause Publications p. 103

MAKE IT IN CLAY. Charlotte F. Seight & John Toki, Second Edition, Mayfield Publishing Company pp. 77, 140, pl. 17

Exhibition Catalogs

2011      CERAMICS ANNUAL OF AMERICA, John Natsoulas Press, Davis CA

2009      30 CERAMIC ARTISTS, John Natsoulas Press, Davis CA

2007      The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

2009      The Margins, an exhibition held in conjunction with NCECA conference, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ

2006      MULTIPLICITY: CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC SCULPTURE, Co-curated by Kate Bonansinga and Vincent Burke, opened for the NCECA conference 2006, Portland OR. Traveled to: Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso; San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX; Landmark Arts, Lubbock, TX; Southwest School of Arts and Crafts, San Antonio, TX

1996      TALENTE '96 (catalog) Munich, Germany. p.11

1995      TALENTE '95 (catalog) Munich, Germany. pp. 124-125

Periodicals

2009      The WEEKLY, North Tahoe/Squaw Valley/Truckee, CA (two issues: February 11 & 25)

2008      SURFACE: Annual Design Issue, New York, NY (p.37)

                  CERAMICS MONTHLY, February. Columbus, OH

2006      ARTLIES, summer, Houston, TX

                  CERAMICS MONTHLY, March. Columbus, OH

2004      ARTWEEK (review) by Colin Berry July/August Volume 35 Issue 6

                  A REPORT, Museum of Craft & Folk Art, edited by Karen Nelson Vol. 20 no. 1

2003      SONOMA INSIGHTS, Fall 2003, Vol. XI No. 1, Rohnert Park, CA

                  POTPOURRI, (cover image) Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Membership Newsletter Winter-Spring

2002      SONOMA STATE STAR, Vol.47, Issue 7 Rohnert Park, CA

2001      MOUNTAIN EXPRESS, Vol. 8 No.39 Ashville, NC

2000      CERAMICS ART AND PERCEPTION, Issue 40 June, Australia

1999      CERAMICS ART AND PERCEPTION, (cover image) Issue 37 September, Australia

1997      AMERICAN CRAFT MAGAZINE, October/November, New York, NY

                  AMERICAN CRAFT MAGAZINE, February/March, New York, NY

                  CERAMICS MONTHLY, January. Columbus, OH

1996      INDIA CURRENTS, October, San Jose, CA

                  ART TALK, October, CA

1995      REFLEX, November, vol. 9 No. 10. Seattle, WA

                  WILLAMETTE WEEK, September 13-19. Portland, OR

                  KUNSTHANDWERK AND DESIGN, January/February. Germany

1995      TALENTE '95, (Catalog) Munich, Germany

1994      ART WEEK, August. Vol. 25, number 15. CA

                  SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN, September 21. San Francisco, CA

                  CERAMICS MONTHLY, October, Columbus, OH

1993      THE STUDIO POTTER, December Vol. 22, Number 1. NH

                  THE PRESS TRIBUNE, May 21, Sacramento, CA

Visiting Artist/Speaking Appearances

2018      Sonoma Ash Project, Museum of Craft and Design, MAKE event, San Francisco, CA

                  Sonoma Ash Project, Sustainable SSU Conference, Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA

Sonoma Ash Project, Rotary Club of Santa Rosa, Local Hero’s event, Santa Rosa, CA

2009      Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

2004      Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco CA, slide lecture

2003      Santa Rosa Junior College, slide lecture

2002      San Jose State University, slide lecture & graduate student studio visits

                  College of Marin, slide lecture & demonstration

2001      The Oxbow School, slide lecture and discussion with Stephen Galloway for potential students

2000      CSU Hayward, slide lecture

                  Ohlone College, slide lecture and panel in conjunction with the exhibition, Ceramic Soup.

1999      California College of Arts and Crafts, slide lecture

1998      California College of Arts and Crafts, slide lecture

1995      Berkeley Art Center, slide lecture

                  Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, slide lecture and artist talk   

 

AWARDS, GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

1999      Chairman's Award, Pacific Craft Show, Orange County Museum of Fine Art, Newport Beach, CA

1998      Funded residency, Kiln God Award, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

                  Juror's Award, Myths, Metaphors & Icons, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ.

1995      First Place, TALENTBÖRSE Handwerk, International invitational competition for design and technology for emerging artists, Munich, Germany

1994      Commission, The San Francisco Arts Commission, Market Street Art In Transit Program, San Francisco, CA

                  Award of Merit, Lincoln Art Center, Feats of Clay, Lincoln, CA

1993      Cadogan Award for Sculpture, The San Francisco Foundation Scholarship

                  Ceramics Scholarship, Departmental Scholarship, Mills College, Oakland, CA

                  Eleanor Crum Prize, Ceramics Award, Mills College, Oakland, CA

                  Laguna Award, California Collegiate Ceramic Competition

                  Best of Show, Lincoln Art Center, Feats of Clay, Lincoln, CA

                  Award of Merit, ACCI Gallery, Images and Objects. Sculpture

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Susan Beech, private collection, CA

Sandy Besser, private collection, NM

Sonny Kamm, private collection, CA

The International Museum of Ceramic Art at N.Y. S.C.C. at Alfred University.  Alfred NY.

Microsoft Corporate Collection

Jack Lenor Larsen, private collection, East Hampton, NY

Carl Djerassi, private collection, CA

Eastern Washington University Gallery Collection, Cheney, WA

Saks Fifth Avenue, Corporate Collection

University Art Museum, Arizona State University, AZ

Marvin Fang, Beacon Company, private collection, Taiwan

Roger Ford, private collection, NJ

Arthur Williams, private collection, NY

Mary Keesling private collection, CA

Joe Blank, private collection, NY

Gene Ramey Fine Arts, CA

Oscar Feldman, private collection, MI

Paul Hertz, private collection, NY

Maureen Barrett, private collection, NV