2008-2011 MFA Illinois State University Normal, IL

Master of Fine Arts



2002-2008 BFA Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Double Major: Ceramics & Art Education

Minor: Art history


1997-2001 AAS Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL

Associates in Arts and Science

Studio Arts




2012- Present Ceramics Instructor

Illinois Community College

Ceramics I, Ceramics II,Practicum,and Art Appreciation

Instructing, demonstration, clay and glaze preparation, firings, inventorying, ordering, organizing, cleaning, curriculum building, Ceramic Visiting Artist Program, and planning

2016 Summer Adjunct Instructor

Kankakee Community College

Art Appreciation with Lab

2014-2015 Spring Adjunct Instructor

University Illinois Springfield

Ceramics I & Art Appreciation


2008-2011 Graduate Assistant

Illinois State University, Normal, IL

• Teaching Assistant Ceramics I (4 Semesters) and 3-D Fundamentals (1 Semester): help with equipment, teaching of techniques, leading projects, participation in critiques, and loading and unloading kilns

• Instructor of Record Ceramics I (1 Semester): Grading, classroom management, project slide shows, in class demonstrations, scheduling of projects, quiz making, facilitating of critiques, loading and unloading kilns

• Mixing clay shop bodies, equipment maintenance, cleaning, ordering and receiving clay orders, studio cleanliness, mixing glazes, and firing kilns




2018 Rothshank Woodfire Residency

2018 Companion Gallery NCECA Demonstration

2018 AMACO NCECA Demonstration

2018 Oregon Arts Center Workshop

2018 Eutectic/Mudshark Studio residency

2017 Union Project Workshop and Demonstration

2017 Illinois State University Demonstrations

2017 Mo Fauxs Workshop and Demonstraion

2017 NCECA Demonstration Room

2013-2017 Illinois Central College (Rakú & Horsehair Firing Demonstration)

2012 Illinois Central College (Demonstration)

2011 Iowa Southeastern Community College (Artist Talk and Demonstrations)

2011 Fieldcrest High School (Artist Talk and Demonstrations)




2012 Honorable Mention: Water Street Studios 3rd annual Exhibition

2012 Presidential Scholarship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center

2011 Honorable Mention: Water Street Studios 2nd Anniversary Exhibition

2011 Exceptional Merit of Fine Arts: Illinois State University

2011 Ceramic Area Award: University Galleries 2011 Student Annual

2011 Honorable Mention: Water Street Studios Winter Exhibition

2010 Best of Show: Water Street Studios Anniversary Show

2009 Best in Ceramics: Student Annual

2009 Merwin Medal: McLean County 82nd Annual Amateur Show

2000 Purchase Award: Joliet Junior College


Permanent Collections:


Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL

Southeastern Community College Burlington, IA

Illinois State University Normal, IL

Barry Blinderman Bloomington, IL

Bill Conger East Peoria, IL

McFrontalot Godfather of Nerdcore Rap

Kendra Paitz Bloomington, IL

John and Linda Ritter Normal, IL

Murray State University Murray, KY

Heath Barlow Philadelphia, PA

Paolo Vincent Lim Philadelphia, PA