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the functonal forms in nature and science, put together, are those we find familiar. i see these most primal forms as roadmaps for everything we think and feel. the smallest can be a visual representation of the larger complexity. what is underneath the surface is what i choose to explore.

i try to question ideas about where comfort and beauty are found. the objects i make are my expressions of a new narrative.

b.1971, oregon

EDUCATION

1999 & 1996 pilchuck glass school, 1991-93 california college of arts, 1989-90 university of san francisco

ACQUISITIONS / PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

museum of fine arts, boston: acquisition 2007

tacoma art museum: acquisitions 2003 & 2004

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

art jewelry today, schiffer, 2007

art jewelry today 2, schiffer, 2008

jewelry design, daab, 2008

glasswear, arnoldsche, 2008

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2007

glasswear - toledo museum of art, toledo oh; schmuckmuseum, pforzheim germany; museum of art and design, new york ny

relief - velvet da vinci gallery, san francisco ca

sparkle plenty - quirk gallery, richmond va

2006

making sense - urban glass, brooklyn ny

solo show - snyderman works gallery, philadelphia pa

solo show - martina + co, providence ri

2005

building traditions - tacoma art museum, tacoma wa

one & only - john michael kohler art center, kohler wi

2004

solo show - sherrie gallerie, columbus oh

ornamental art - de cordova museum, boston ma

2003

solo show - snyderman works gallery, philadelphia pa

botanical - the society of arts and crafts, boston ma

2002

functional fine art - braunstein/quay gallery, san francisco ca

solo show - suydam+diepenbrock gallery

2001

absorption, solo show - susan cummins gallery, mill valley ca

2000

vetri glass gallery, seattle wa

1998

nancy sachs gallery, st louis mo

torch songs: 50 years of northwest jewelry - tacoma art museum, tacoma wa

new glass from the northwest - craft alliance, st louis mo

1997

materials for reasoning, solo show - susan cummins gallery, mill valley ca

results of reasoning, solo show - mia gallery, seattle wa

AWARDS

award of acheivement, american craft council, 2003 & 2007

artist trust, washington state arts commission fellowship, 1998

TEACHING

workshop - 92nd street Y, new york ny

workshop - arizona designer craftsmen, tuscon az

workshop - pratt fine arts center, seattle wa