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

Northwestern University, M.S., School of Education and Social Policy, 1994

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


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

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

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

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


“Cups and Conversation” at The Long Room, curated by Samantha Hostert, May 2019

“Mugshot2: 2nd Biennial International Ceramic Mug Competition” at Mojo Coffee Gallery, March/April 2019

“Mug Madness” at Saltstone Ceramics, March 2019

“MWSU Clay Guild Twin Cups National Ceramics Exhibition,” March/April 2019

“SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show” at Savannah Clay Center, March 2019

"99 Vessels" solo exhibit at Lillstreet Art Center Annex, January-February 2018

"SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show" at Savannah Clay Center, February, 2018

"The Art of the Drink" at Butler Art Center, October-November 2017

"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, 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


Lillstreet Art Center/Justin Rothshank, Wood Firing Workshop with Chris Chaney, November 2018

Lillstreet Art Center, Wearable Ceramics with Julie Moon, October 2018

Lillstreet Art Center, Water Etching with Ryan McKerley, August 2018

Arrowmont School for the Arts, Designs for the Soft Surface with Ben Carter, July 2017

Anderson Ranch, Handles, Lids and Spouts with Doug Casebeer, July 2017

Lillstreet Art Center, On the Surface: 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


 Lillstreet Art Center Gallery, Chicago, IL

Just B, Three Oaks, MI