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B.A. in Fine Arts, Washington State University, 1973

Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Research in Ceramics, 1979-80

Solo Exhibitions:

 Hanson Howard Gallery, Ashland, OR 2012, 07, 04 02

Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Or, 2010

 Clatsop Community College, Astoria OR  2009

 Silver Creek Gallery,(with Leslie Lee) Silverton OR, 2000         

Gallery at Salishan (Maveety), Gleneden Beach, OR 1995

Attic Gallery, Portland, OR 1988, 91, 94

Gango Gallery, Beaverton, OR 1993

Banaker Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA 1991

Maveety Gallery, Gleneden Beach, OR 1990 (with Leslie Lee)

Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR 1990

Graystone Gallery, Portland, OR 1985, 87, 2000, 02, 04

Sun Valley Arts Center Gallery, Ketchum, ID 1986

Willamette University, Salem, OR 1986

Sicyon Gallery, Walla Walla, WA 1985

Selected Group Exhibitions:

“Contemporary Celedon” Eutectic Gallery, Portland Oregon 2016

“A Passion for Form”  Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR   2007

 “Sculptural Teapots”, NCECA, Portland, OR, 2006

“The Yixing Effect, Echoes of the Chinese Scholar”
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena MT,  2006

Clay Invitational,  Art Spirit Gallery,  Coeur D’Alene, ID  2005

Craft Biennial, OCAC, Portland, OR, 2003

The Artful Teapot, from the Kamm Collection, touring internationally 2002 –

Teapot Invitational, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmore, NC 1999

Teapot Invitational, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA 1998, 99, 2000

“Magic Mud”, Northwest Invitational, touring, 1997-98

Cup and Goblet Invitational, Margo Jacobson Gallery, Portland, OR 1997

Annual Teapot Invitational, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO 1993, 94, 96

“Meiners, Lee and Hough”, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR 1996

Teapot Invitational, MIA Gallery, Seattle, WA 1996

“Horsley, Sprague, Meiners”, Northwest Crafts Center, Seattle, WA 1996

Teapot Invitational, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1994, 95

“Ubiquitous Bowl II”, Vermont State Craft Center, Frog Hollow, VT 1994

“Hot Tea”, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1994, 95, 2001, 2003

“Associates’ Teaparty”, American Craft Museum, New York, NY 1993

“A Tea Party”, National Museum of Ceramic Art, Baltimore, MD 1993

New Artforms Exposition c/o Ferrin Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 1992

“Political Content, Political Ceramics”, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA 1992

“A Tea Party”, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA 1992

“Pots and Prints”, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR 1992

Crafts National 25, Penn State University,1991

“A Decade of Craft”, American Craft Museum, New York, NY 1990

Monarch Tile National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo, TX 1989

“Color in Clay”, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute,Washington, DC 1988

“Teapot/Tabletop”, Carlyn Gallery, New York, NY 1988

“Oregon Biennial”, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR 1987

“The Teapot: Form and Function”, Artworks Gallery, Seattle, WA 1987

“Oregon Crafts ‘85”, Bush Barn Arts Center, Salem, OR 1985

“Menucha Instructors’ Show”, Graystone Gallery, Portland, OR 1984

“International Teaparty”, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR 1983

Willamette Valley Juried Exhibition, Corvallis, OR 1980


Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

Celestial Seasonings Inc., Boulder, CO

Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA

Safeco Insurance, Seattle, WA

Sonny & Gloria Kamm, Los Angeles, CA

City of Portland, OR

Portland Community College, OR

Sanford Besser, Santa Fe, NM

Oregon Potters’ Association Permanent Collection, Portland, OR


Best of Show, Oregon Potters’ Association Showcase 2007

Jurors‘ Award, “Art Slate 2001”, Condon, OR

Best of Show Purchase Award, Oregon Potters’ Association Showcase 1993

Juror’s Award, “Tea Art” Exhibit, Contemporary Crafts, Portland, OR 1990

Juror’s Award, Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Show, Bellevue Art Museum 1989

Purchase Award, Oregon Potters’ Association Showcase 1986


Ceramics Technical, Australia, critical article, spring 08

The Yixing Effect, by Marvin Sweet,  2006, two photos

TV: Oregon Artbeat, feature, 2004 

Ceramics Monthly,  January, 04, photos

Nelson’s Ceramics, Editor Richard Burkett, 2002, photo

Ceramics Monthly, December, 2002, photograph

The Artful Teapot, edited by Garth Clark, 2001

Teapots Transformed, by Leslie Ferrin, 2000

Ceramics Monthly, May 1998, photograph

Handbuilt Pottery, Lark Books, 1997, 3 photographs

Ceramic Art and Perception, (Australia), December 1997, article, photograph

American Craft, May 1994, photograph

Ceramics Monthly, February 1994, photograph

Ceramics Monthly, January 1994, article, photographs

Ceramics Monthly, January 1993, photograph

Ceramics Monthly, April 1991, photograph

Ceramics Monthly, October 1998, article, photograph

The Oregonian, April, 1988 article, photograph

Ceramics Monthly, January 1988,  photograph

American Craft, May 1987, photograph

Ceramics Monthly, Summer 1987, article, photograph

Other Experience:

Instructor in Ceramics, Portland Community College, 2013

Co-instructor with Leslie Lee for on-going classes at their studios 2001-2007

Co-Builder, Applegate Straw’dobe Project, 1991-

Instructor in Ceramics, Portland Community College, 1991-96

Instructor in Ceramics, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, 1991-92

President, Oregon Potters’ Association, 1986

Chairman, Oregon Potters’ Association’s “Ceramic Showcase”, 1986

Artist in Residence, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, February, 1986

Instructor in Ceramics, The Arts at Menucha, August 1981-85, 1999, 2000, 2009, 10,11

Workshop Presentations:

Potter’s Council Conference, San Diego, CA 2012

Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR,  2010

Linn-Benton Community College, Corvallis, OR 2010

Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR 2010

MISSA, Simon Fraser College, Victoria, BC, Canada, 2009

Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR  2009

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, 2005, 2007

Clackamas Community College, Clackamas, OR  2005

Portland Community College, Rock Creek, with Leslie Lee, 2004

Treasure Valley  Community College, Ontario, OR, with Leslie Lee, 2004

Southern Oregon University with Leslie Lee, Ashland, OR 2001

Lower Columbia Community College, Longview, WA 1998

Mount Hood Community College, Portland, OR 1997

Eastern Oregon University with Leslie Lee, La Grande, OR 1996

Wenatchee Valley College with Leslie Lee, Wenatchee, WA 1995

”Art Beat”, Lecture and Demonstration, Portland Community College, 1992, 1994

American Ceramic Society, Los Angeles, CA 1989