Assistant Professor, Fine Arts
Fine Arts Program Coordinator
Tom Raper Hall 160
- MFA, Ceramics. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2009
- BA, Studio Art, Minor: Education. Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, 2004
- Certification. Ohio State Teachers Certification, Grades K-12, Visual Art, 2004
Current Research Interests
Biomorphic Ceramic Sculpture, Clay and Glaze Calculation, Intersections of Visual Art & Science
- "Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics." (2014)
International Juried Ceramic Competition. Jurors: Sherman Hall, Angelica Pozo, and Brad Schweiger. 100 finalists were selected from over 1,400 entries. Seiler’s Gallery. Zanesville, Ohio.
- "Un-wedged." (2014)
Juried national exhibition featuring contemporary ceramic work, both functional and sculptural that is exceptional in concept and execution. Juror: Sam Chung. Pottery Northwest. Seattle, Washington.
- "5th Annual Beyond the Brickyard." (2013)
Juried International Ceramics Exhibition. Archie Bray Foundation. Helena, Montana. Juror: Andrea Gill.
- "Science as Muse." (2013)
Invitational curated by Mallory Wetherell, featuring artists whose work is conceptually driven by a facet of science. The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Selected Previous Employment Positions
- Adjunct Professor. Wittenberg University. Springfield, Ohio. 3-D Design. 2011-2012
- Adjunct Professor. University of Dayton. Dayton, Ohio. Ceramics I & II, 3-D Design, Drawing I & II. 2010-2012
Selected Professional Experience
- Visiting Artist. Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center. Currently collaborating with Professor of Information Science, Dr. Katy Borner to create 3-D models in clay which represent the growth and intersections of fields of knowledge. 2014-present.
- Artist Lecture & Demonstration. Two-day demonstration and workshop on the process of china painting and creating an organic surface. Miami University. Oxford, Ohio. 2014.
- Faculty Coordinator. IUE Empty Bowls. Lead students and volunteers to throw and glaze over 250 handcrafted bowls. These bowls were displayed and sold at a luncheon which raised over $6,500 for Open Arms Ministries. OAM provides needs based social services in the greater Richmond, Indiana area.
Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions
- "Ed Honton Memorial Award for Excellence." Best of 2014 Exhibition. Ohio Craft Museum. Columbus, Ohio. 2014.
- "$10,000 William & Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award." Young Sculptors Competition. Miami University. Awarded piece is part of the Miami University Best Young Sculptors of Twenty-First Century Collection. 2011.
Work Featured in Public Collections
- Miami University. Oxford, Ohio.
- University of Saint Francis. Fort Wayne, Indiana.
- Stivers School for the Arts. Dayton, Ohio.