Born: San Francisco CA
Education: A.B., University of California, Berkeley, Zoology
Ph.D., UCLA, Biology
I was merrily pursuing a career in research when I took a casual course in pottery (1979). I immediately fell in love with clay and the transformation of amorphous blobs of mud into beautiful forms. I felt as though a hidden part of me had been revealed and it demanded expression. Soon I found that I wanted to devote all of my energy to making pots. I gave up my life in science for that of a studio potter (1982). I am basically self-taught in the craft.
I am a Past President of the Association of Ceramic and Glass Artists of California.
I am a Founding Member of the International Ceramic Artist Association, Zibo, China.
Aomori, Japan (2006), Osan/Wanju, Korea (2007-13), Zibo, China (2008-10), Ankara, Turkey (2011) and Penang, Malaysia (2014), Nami Island, Korea (2014).
Zibo International Ceramic Art Gallery, Zibo, China
Zibo Ceramics Museum, Zibo, China
Qingtao Technical College Ceramic Museum, Qingtao, China
The KOCEF Collection, Toyaseum, Icheon,Republic of Korea
Osan Municipal Art Collection, Osan, Republic of Korea
Wanju Municipal Art Collection, Wanju, Republic of Korea
Hacettepe University Fine Arts Collection, Ankara, Turkey
University Sains Malaysia Art Collection, Penang, Malaysia
International Macsabal Museum, Wanju, Republic of Korea
Yixing Ceramics Museum, Yixing, China