Resume

Education

• 2006 M.F.A. Ceramics, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.
• 1995 B.A. Spanish, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, Concentrations in Ceramics and Economics
• 1993 – 1994 University of Barcelona, One year foreign studies

Skills Summary

• Experienced in handbuilding, wheelthrowing and extruding; conversant in alternative making methods.
• Proficient in glaze formulation, clay bodies, and slips for various firing temperatures and atmospheres.
• Familiar with kiln operations including gas, salt, primitive, raku and electric.
• Well versed in ceramic studio and classroom management, operations, and safety.
• Knowledgeable in ceramic art history, including functional pottery and sculpture, and in contemporary art issues and practices.
• Fluent in both written and spoken Spanish.

Professional Experience

Adjunct Faculty & Student Tutor, Harold Washington College, City Colleges of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
January 2013 - Present
Teaching Artist, ArtReach at Lillstreet
Chicago, Illinois
August 2011 - Present
Adjunct Faculty, South Suburban College
South Holland, Illinois
August 2008 - December 2010
Adjunct Faculty, Knox College
Galesburg, Illinois
January 2008 - June 2010
Instructor, Lillstreet Art Center
Chicago, Illinois
July 2008
Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Financial Aid, Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana
2004 - 2006
Partner and Key Accounts Manager, Dimension Design, Inc.
Northbrook, Illinois
2002 - 2003
Key Accounts Manager, Project Manager, Estimator & Receivables Manager, Studio Stitchers, Inc.
Evanston, Illinois
1998 - 2001

Residencies

Lillstreet Art Center
Chicago, Illinois
January 2008 – August 2008
Studios Midwest
Galesburg Civic Art Center
Galesburg, Illinois
Summer 2007

Professional Membership

Chicago Sculpture International
Chicago, IL
August 2010 - Present
*Board Secretary
International Sculpture Center
Hamilton, NJ
August 2010 - Present