Curriculum Vitae


Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, NC August 2005∙present

Professional Crafts Coordinator and Art Instructor

  • Coordinate the College’s Professional Crafts Clay, Sculpture, and Wood Curriculum Programs and Continuing Education and Visiting Artist Workshops
  • Teach wheel-throwing, hand-building, sculpture, glaze testing, mold making, 20th Century Crafts History, Art History I, Art Appreciation, and Foundations
  • Identity student learning opportunities and collaborate with community organizations and local branches of government through exhibitions and grants such as: Historic Preservation Grant, North Carolina Grassroots Grant, Blue Ridge Heritage Grant
  • Advise students and adjunct faculty, maintain a budget


“Teaching Remotely: A College Experience,” Ceramics Monthly Magazine, March/2021
 “A House Built for Butter, Pottery Making Illustrated Magazine, March/April 2017 
Kitchen Pots, Bakers, and Serving Dishes, (Ceramic Arts Select Series), Edited by Sherman Hall 
Wheel Throwing Techniques, (Ceramic Arts Handbook), Edited by Bill Jones 
 “The Spouted Batter Bowl,” Pottery Making Illustrated Magazine, May/June 2014 
The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at Cones 4-7, Lark Crafts, by John Britt

Education and Qualifications

Morganton Cultural Arts Commission (Morganton, North Carolina)January 2021 – present
Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York)
Master of Fine Art
August 2001 – May 2004
NC State University (Raleigh, North Carolina)
GlaxoSmithKline Faculty Fellow, Institute of Emerging Issues
January – August 2010
Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, New York) InternshipSeptember – December 2002
West Virginia University (Morgantown, West Virginia)
Bachelor of Fine Art- Ceramics, Minor Art History
August 1994 – December 1999

Select Additional Studies

Sculpture Workshop, Nan Jacobson, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN2017
NC REAL Certification, University of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC2010
Maiolica Workshop, Kathy Skaggs, Art School of the Aegean, Samos, Greece2006
Wood-fired Ceramics, David Pinto, Jeff Oestrich, Doug Casebeer, Trelawney, Jamaica2004
Soda-fired Porcelain Workshop, Matt Long, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM2003
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Porcelain and Decorating Certificate, Jingdezhen, China2000
Earthenware Decorative Workshop, Penland School of Crafts, George Bowes, Penland, NC1999
Xiangyang Light Institute, Wheel-throwing stoneware and carving, Xiangyang, China1998