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I have always had an affinity for art, color and design. The jobs I had always contained these elements. While raising my family, I installed wallcoverings for builders, designers, and individual home and business owners. I worked for an art gallery that was an Industry Foundation for ASID. In addition to selling art prints to other galleries, I designed framing for interior designers. Working in the flooring industry further expanded my knowledge of the home and construction industry. I later went to work in the décor department of Home Depot. I was a kitchen designer and received my Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer designation from the National Kitchen and Bath Association in 2005 and designed kitchens for Home Depot for 10 years. All these occupations required accurate measuring, estimating skills, an eye for color and detail as well as a concern for practicality. I listen well and work well with people and strive to meet customer needs. I expect these skills and experiences to be an asset to working in any number of working relationships.




Haywood Community College-Clyde, NC

2014 Associate’s of Applied Sciences Degree 

Professional Crafts - Clay


University of Tennessee



Georgia State University- Atlanta, Georgia



Atlanta College of Art- Atlanta, Georgia



Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

1990-1995 and 1997-2006, 2009 and 2014

These were intense two week sessions in clay, glass or mixed media


John Campbell Folk School

1996 Clay 





2013-2014 Recipient of the Ladie's Book Group Scholarship to attend Haywood Community College


2013-2014 Recipient of the Judith A. Steffan Scholarship for a Professional Craft student to attend Haywood Community College 


2014 Recipient of the Dwight Holland Scholarship to attend the 27th North Carolina Potter's Conference - Asheboro, NC  


2014 Recipient of the Pat Nevin Scholarship to attend Penland School of Crafts to study  clay with Ronan Peterson  - Penland, NC   


2014 Recipient of ladies of Cullasaja Women's Outreach Scholarship to attend John Britt's Glaze Calculation class at The Bascom - Highlands, NC


2014 Artist of the Month, October, Smitten Gallery-Highlands, NC



Exhibitions (Last Three Years)


2015  EMERGENCE...crafting an identity. HCC Alumni Show - Handmade in America - Asheville, NC


2014 Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Program Grad Show – Folk Art Center of the Southern Highland Craft Guild – Asheville, NC


2014 Exhibition and Sale at the 27th NC Potter's Conference - Asheboro, NC


2013 Small Works-Gallery 86 - Waynesville, NC


2013 Fall Southern Highland Guild Show-US Cellular Center - Asheville, NC


2013 Summer Southern Highland Guild Show-US Cellular Center - Asheville, NC


2013 Spring Student Sale-Haywood Community College - Clyde, NC


2012 Christmas Student Sale-Haywood Community College - Clyde, NC 


2013--ongoing  Smitten Gallery - Highlands, NC


2012-2013 Gallery 262 - Waynesville, NC



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