EDUCATION

Northwestern University, M.S. in Education, 1994

Augustana College, B.A. in English and Psychology, Asian Studies Concentration, 1991

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL, Ceramics Instructor, 2013 to Present

United States Peace Corps/Kenya, English Teacher, 1997-1999

Maine West High School, DesPlaines, IL, English Teacher, 1994-2002

Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, China, English Teacher, 1991-1992

SHOWS AND EXHIBITS

"5x5 Artist Residency," at Fulton Market Kitchen, June 26-July 1, 2017

"Nasty Women Art Chicago," Lead Facilitator and Exhibition Artist, Moonlight Studios, May 2017

"Flourish," Lillstreet Faculty Exhibit, Lillstreet Annex, Winter 2017

"Good Mourning Cafe," Traveling Installation and Outreach Program with Connie Noyes, Chicago's Year of Public Art, 2017

"Nasty Women Exhibition," Knockdown Center, Queens, NY, January 2017

"Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to Election 2016," online, curated by Andrea Arroyo, 2016

"Your Body is a Battleground," Weinberg Newton Gallery, Spring 2016

"Use It," Cinema Gallery, June 21 - August 29, 2015 and Kirkland Fine Arts Center, November 16 - December 10, 2015

"Variations in Soda Firing," Lillstreet Art Center Annex, July 2015

"Art and the Urban Garden," Lillstreet Art Center, Spring 2014

Evanston Lakeshore Art Festival, August 2014

Revolution Craft Show, December 2013, 2014

"From the Earth," Woman Made Gallery, November and December 2013

Gethsemane Garden Center Art Fair, August 2011

CERTIFICATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

On the Surface: An Investigation into Underglaze Patterning and Decals, Erin Furimsky, May 2017

Lillstreet Art Center with Tammy Marinuzzi, July 2016

Intro to Glaze Formulation Online with Matt Katz, ART 300, Alfred University, Spring 2016

Anderson Ranch, New Ideas from Old Ideas with Julia Galloway, July 2015

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, China Painting with Kurt Weiser, July 2014

La Meridiana International School of Ceramics, Soda Firing with Pietro Maddalena, October 2013

Aveda Institute of Chicago, Illinois State License in Cosmetology, 2009