Curriculum Vitae

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION

  • 2009 “In the Swim” a six-panel ceramic mural permanently installed in the Hayes Park Natatorium, Chicago Park District, Public Art Program, City of Chicago
  • 2007  Ravenswood ArtWalk:  Arts Advocate Award custom vases commission

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2011   Drawn into Clay, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
  • 2008   Black, White, Red: The Painted Bird, Illinois Artisans Shop, Chicago, IL
  • 2005   Works in Clay, Works on Paper, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
  • 2002   Faces, Flora, Fauna, Illinois Artisans Program, Chicago, IL

GROUP SHOWS / INVITATIONALS

2017

  • CUPful, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
  • National Teapot Exhibition X, Cedar Creek Gallery
  • A Culture of Pots-25th Anniversary of the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour, Weisman Art Museum, Univ. of Minnesota
  • June Artists of the Month, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • BODY, 1+1=1 Gallery, Helena, MT
  • CONNECTIONS, Robert Morris University-State Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016

  • CUPful, Cedar Creek Gallery
  • 40th Anniversary Show, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
  • 10th Annual Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
  • 16 Hands Fall Art Tour-Floyd, VA. Visiting Artist with Ellen Shankin & Brad Warstler

2015

  • CUPful, Cedar Creek Gallery
  • Teapots VII, Mark Shapiro, Juror, Baltimore  Clayworks
  • 9th Annual Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
  • June Artists of the Month, Northern Clay Center
  • Wild Things, Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs, VA
  • October Featured Artist, Northern Clay Center
  • One & Only, ArtSpace, Kohler Art Center, Kohler , WI

2014

  • Material Attraction: Diverse Reactions, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL
  • National Teapot Show IX, Cedar Creek Gallery

2013

  • Plates and Platters Invitational, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • Yunomi Invitational, AKAR, Iowa City, IA
  • Bountiful Harvest, Cedar Creek Gallery
  • 16 Hands Fall Art Tour-Floyd, VA. Visiting Artist with Ellen Shankin & Brad Warstler
  • From the Earth, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012

  • Featured Artist, Cedar Creek Gallery
  • Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
  • Line and Color-Women in Clay, 18 Hands, Houston, TX
  • Politically Charged, Cedar Creek Gallery
  • 16 Hands Fall Art Tour-Floyd, VA. Visiting Artist with Ellen Shankin & Brad Warstler

2011

  • Laurie Shaman, Ed Hinkley, Eric Jensen, Luce Gallery, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA
  • Functional Ceramics Exhibition 2011, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
  • Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
  • 19th Annual Minnesota Potters Tour of the Upper St. Croix River: Guest Artist
  • Featured Artist: AKAR
  • 35th Anniversary Exhibition, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
  • National Teapot Show VIII, Cedar Creek Gallery

2010

  • Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
  • Small Favors V, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • 18th Annual Minnesota Potters Tour of the Upper St. Croix River: Guest Artist
  • Liquid Measure Invitational, Main Street Gallery, Edwardsville, IL

2009

  • Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
  • The Great Vase, Cedar Creek Gallery
  • Small Favors IV, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • 17th Annual Minnesota Potters Tour of the Upper St. Croix River : Guest Artist
  • Garden Party/Artist of the Month, Northern Clay Center
  • Thinking Out of the Box, Cedar Creek Gallery
  • Art of Tea, Vis Arts, Rockville, MD

2008

  • People of the Mud 2: Another Look at Chicago Ceramics, Chicago Cultural Center,
  • The Bird: Homage to Brancusi, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA
  • CATS, Santa Fe Clay,
  • Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
  • National Teapot Show VII, Cedar Creek Gallery
  • Sip, Slurp, Gulp, Santa Fe Clay
  • Laurie Shaman & David Zimmerman, Tamarack Gallery, Omena, MI
  • Featured Artist: Chicago Artists Month, Haus, Chicago, IL

2007

  • Tea, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe
  • Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
  • La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, Louisville, KY
  • Plates and Platters: Salon Style, The Clay Studio
  • Artist of the Month, Northern Clay Center
  • Plates and Platters, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
  • Made in Illinois, Robert Morris University Gallery, Springfield, IL
  • Featured Artist, Chicago Artists Month, Haus
  • For the Table, Santa Fe Clay

2005 – 2006  Select Exhibitions

  • Group Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay
  • For the Table, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, Portland, OR
  • Featured Artist, AKAR
  • The Narrative Vessel, AKAR Gallery, Juror: Dan Anderson
  • Cups, Cups, Cups, Santa Fe Clay
  • Chicago Tapestry (and friends), Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL

1999 – 2004  Select Exhibitions

  • For the Table, Santa Fe Clay
  • Unbroken Circle, former students of Bing Davis, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
  • Significant Signifiers, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
  • Vessels inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphosis, University of Chicago Basic Program, Graham School of Liberal Studies
  • National Teapot Show IV, Cedar Creek Gallery

1990 – 1997 Select Exhibitions

  • 6th Annual Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
  • Monarch National Ceramic Competition, Florence, AL
  • 4th Annual Cup Invitational, Artworks Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • The Last Pitcher Show ’95, Lill Street Gallery
  • The Narrative Teapot, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
  • SOFA, Sculptural Objects, Functional Art, Chicago, IL
  • New Art Forms, Chicago, IL
  • Six Artists: Strength from Within, McLean Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
  • The Ceramic Vessel: Traditional Notions, Recent Directions, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. Juror: Ruth Kohler
  • Great Lakes Show, Lill Street Gallery ~  Juror: Ron Nagle

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

  • Higham Hall, Cumbria, England
  • McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Education
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
  • Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
  • Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • University of Illinois at DeKalb
  • Oakton Community College, Niles, IL
  • York High School, Elmhurst, IL
  • New Trier High School, Wilmette, IL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006-Present

  • Ceramic studio in Ravenswood Arts Corridor, Chicago, IL

2001-2006

  • Ceramic studio, Midwest Clay Guild, Evanston, IL

1988-2001

  • Director, Lill Street Gallery & Classrooms, curator of over 45 ceramic exhibitions, studio member
  • Studio Potter, Mineral Point, WI

EDUCATION

  • Basic Program of Liberal Education, Graham School of Liberal Studies, University of Chicago
  • 1977 B.A. in Ceramics, Magna cum laude, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

RESIDENCIES

  • 1995   Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
  • 2000   Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI

AWARDS

  • 2008    Honorable Mention: National Teapot Show VII, Cedar Creek Gallery

GRANTS

  • 2016    Professional Development Grant, Individual Artists Program (IAP), Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago
  • 2005   Website Development, Community Arts Assistance Program Grant (CAAP), Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago
  • 1997    Monoprints produced at Anchor Graphics, CAAP Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago
  • 1994    Promotional and support materials, CAAP Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago

PUBLICATIONS