Experience & Eduction

P. O. Box 2493
Abingdon VA 24212

8/91 –Now  

  • Studio Artist/Teacher  Currently working as a Resident Studio Artist and Teacher in the Youth and Adult  Programs at William King Museum of Art, Abingdon VA. Taught  pottery, painting, drawing, papermaking, bookbinding (1999 – Now).
  • Art Teacher Grades NK-12  Norton City Schools, Norton VA. Taught  drawing, painting, papermaking, bookbinding, printmaking, pottery (1996 – 1998).
  • Visiting Art Teacher  Addington Middle School, Wise VA and five Dickenson County Elementary Schools, Dickenson County VA. Taught drawing, painting, papermaking, bookbinding, printmaking, pottery (1994 – 1996).
  • Art Teacher Grades 9-12  Powell Valley High School,
    Big Stone Gap, VA. Taught painting, pottery, drawing, papermaking, bookbinding (1991-1993).

8/75 -8/91 

  • Elementary School Teacher Grades K, 3 & 6 and
    Learning Disabilities Teacher
  • (6th & 7th Language Arts and Math)
    Addington Middle School and Wise Primary School, Wise VA.

8/98 – Now  

  • Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC;  Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN;  Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville NC.  Wheelthrown and handbuilt pottery, glazing, and firing techniques.

4/91 – 1/94  

  • Mountain Empire Community College, Big Stone Gap VA.  Wheelthrown and handbuilt pottery, design, drawing.

9/86 – 7/88 

  • University of Virginia, Off-grounds program
    Master’s Degree in Education.

9/73 – 8/75

  • University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Wise VA.
    B.A., Elementary Education Certification NK-7.