About the Artist and the Work
I am a graduate of the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, and the University of Vermont. I began studying pottery at the Shelburne Craft School in Shelburne, VT in 1993. At this time, I also studied and worked in the pottery studio of Judith Bryant of Lincoln Potters in Lincoln, VT, and apprenticed with teacher Mary Jane Neale while teaching at the Mt. Mansfield Union High School Art Department in Jericho, VT through 1996.
Moving to Montana in 1996, I set up my ceramics business, Rainbows Landing Studios. I studied as a community class student at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena from 2004-2006 with then resident artists including Gerrit Grimm, Deborah Schwartzkopf, and Trey Hill. I participated in kiln-building at the Bray with Ben Krupka and Curtis Stewardson.
Additionally, I completed graduate and independent study ceramics classes at Montana State University with Asst. Prof. Josh DeWeese and Assistant Instructor Elizabeth Sparks, from 2007-2011, where I exhibited in group and solo shows at the University.
I am a member of NCECA, the National Council for Education of the Ceramic Arts, ICAN the International Ceramic Arts Network, and the Montana Clay Group.
My work has shown at MSU Bozeman, in local galleries and shows, and at the Upper Missouri Artists Gallery in Helena for the Bray 60th Anniversary Downtown Artists Show in 2011.
I was chosen as Featured Artist of the Month at Rainbow Ark in Livingston in June 2013 where I exhibited sculpture and pottery in the Finding the Goddess solo show.
Recent shows in the northwest include:
Paris Gibson Museum Show with the Montana Clay Group in 2015
Montana Clay Group show and demonstrations at the Capitol Rotunda in Helena 2017 curated by Emily Free Wilson.
In 2018, I showed in the annual auction Artrageous!32 at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. Recent workshops include:
Simon Leach at Bruning Pottery in Snohomish, WA 2013
Kurt Weiser at Archie Bray, 2014
Julia Galloway/Beth Lo at Archie Bray 2015.
Tip Toland and Beth Cavener, Sculpting Gesture: Animal and Human at the Archie Bray Foundation 2018
I currently teach adult and student pottery classes (see website info at Classes) at the studio in Emigrant, MT, Rainbows Landing Studios. I exhibit and sell at Rainbows Landing Studios in Emigrant. Call for appointment and hours. 406.333.4836
Palace Amphora 2018
Bluebird Fresco Amphora 2020