"An early influence includes the home workshop of
my physicist father. Therein lay projects of intrigue and
wonder. Dear old dad could fix anything or jury-rig a
contraption of spare parts to accomplish some exotic
task. I spent many an hour tweaking in the shop by
myself, while he was at work. My conviction of the last
three decades began as technique 101, discovering clay,
metal, glass, paper, pigments, timing, intent and ultimately validity.
I've learned over time that the predictability of repetition is too safe
and uninspiring. The spontaneous reaction to a controlled concept with
uncontrolled results appeals to my sense of adventure; constantly requiring fresh input. The greatest work arrives as a surprise to myself, emitting the best cerebral rush".

Profile

1981 - MFA Ceramics,
            University of Washington
1978 - BFA Ceramics and Glass,
            University of Minnesota

Born 1954, Evanston, Illinois

Publications

Architectural Crafts, Bridget Beattie McCarthy; Washington Craft Forms, LaMar Harrington; Arts Line Magazine, August 1985 Issue; Winn Art Group Signature Collections, I, II & III; 1991 Portfolio of American Crafts, GLM Publications; Better Homes and Gardens, January 1991 Issue; The Guild 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, Kraus Sikes; Star Trek the Next Generation and Star Trek Voyager television series; Residential Lighting, October 1995; The Lampshade Book, Lark Books, 1997. Films: Narrow Margin, Star Trek IX, and Star Trek Insurrection. Star Trek the Magazine March 2002 issue. American Windsurfer, Summer 2003 issue.
























Grants and Awards

Works on or off Paper and Clay - Honorable Mention
Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair - First Place and Honorable Mention
Crafts 80 - First Place
Ford Foundation Grant
Hail Mid Columbia - Honorable Mention
Artists of the Gorge - First Place


Selected Collections and Installations

SAFECO Corporate Collection; Nordstrom; Peoples Bank; Diamond Sylvester; Howard S. Wright Construction; Firemans Fund Insurance; Chevron; Western Airlines; Marriot hotels; Palmer House and Towers, Chicago; UCLA Medical Center; Gene Roddenberry; Holiday Inn; Daiichi Hotel, Tokyo Bay, Japan; Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City; CBS Television; Boeing Aircraft Company; Amoco Corp.; Bloomingdales; Hilton Equipment; Signature Inns; GTE Northwest; Group Health; Xerox Corp.; Walt Disney Pictures; NCR; Paramount Pictures; Charter Medical Group; Frederick and Nelson; Hewlett-Packard; McDonald’s Corp.; Gran Deco Hotel; Urabandai, Japan; ComSat Laboratories; Dow Chemical World Headquarters; and many others.


Commercial Exhibitions

Art Expo, Chicago, 1993
Art Expo, New York, 1991-1996, 2000
Art Expo, Las Vegas, 1994
American Crafts Council
   Baltimore, 1993,1995,1999
   West Springfield, 1992,1993
   Columbus, 1994-1996
   Chicago, 1998
Buyer's Market of Contemporary Crafts -Wendy Rosen Shows, Inc.
   Boston, 1991
   San Francisco, 1991
   Miami, 1991
   Philadelphia, 1992
Handmade in the U.S.A., Pier 90 NY, 1991, 1992
Pacific N.W. Arts and Crafts Fair, Bellevue, 1992
P.G.A. Merchandise Show, Orlando, 1999
Art Buyer's Caravan - Atlanta 1999
Bellevue Art Museum Fair Bellevue, WA 2001


Exhibitions

2010 - The Red Show, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River , OR.
         - ACC St. Paul MN-april

2008 - Columbia Art Gallery Group Show, Hood River , OR.

2007 - The Red Show, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River , OR.

2006 - Heller Art Images, Omaha, NE.
         - Le Roz Gallery, White Salmon, Wa.

2005 - Trout Lake Festival of the Arts
         - Le Roz Gallery, White Salmon, Wa.

2004 - Village Gallery - Lahaina, Maui HI

2003 - Design Source International , Portland, OR
         - Artists of the Gorge
         - Hail Mid-Columbia
         - Trout Lake Festival of the Arts

2002 - Hospitality and Design 2002,
           Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
         - Artists of the Gorge, Fort Vancouver Library, Stevenson, WA
         - Honorable mention
         - Hail Mid-Columbia


2001 - First Avenue Gallery Portland, OR
         - Bellevue Art Museum Fair Bellevue, WA

1999 - Earthworks Gallery,
         - Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR
         - First Avenue Gallery , Lighting Ensemble Portland, OR

1997 - Bauhaus Exhibition, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR

1996 - The Art Source, Indianapolis, IN
         - Ceramics On and Off the Wall, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR


1995 - Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Stevenson, WA
         - 2001 Artists of the Gorge, Fort Vancouver Library, Stevenson, WA

1994 - Gallery G, Pittsburgh, PA
         - Chelsea Gallery, Beachwood, OH
         - Art Works Gallery, Vancouver, BC
         - 2001 Hail Mid Columbia, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR

1993 - Street of Dreams, Portland, OR

1992 - Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
         - The Artisans Gallery, Great Neck, NY
         - World Expo, Seville, Spain

1991 - Ceramic Invitational, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR

1990 - Gango Gallery, Progress, OR
         - Street of Dreams, Heller Corp., Seattle, WA

1989 - Street of Dreams, Heller Corp., Seattle, WA

1988 - Street of Dreams, Heller Corp., Seattle, WA

1988 - NCECA, Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR

1987 - Street of Dreams, Heller Corp., Seattle, WA

1987 - Ceramic Invitational, Sylvia Ullman Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1986 - Street of Dreams, Heller Corp., Seattle, WA

1986 - In the Round, The Elements Gallery, Greenwich, CT
         - One Person Exhibition, Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR
         - Art Work-Working Art, Bellevue, WA

1985 - Street of Dreams, Heller Corp., Seattle, WA

1985 - Ceramics in Color, Gallery of Contemporary Crafts, Tacoma, WA
         - Clay, Gallery Eight, LaJolla, CA

1982 - Washington Crafts Forms, State Capitol Museum, Olympia, WA
         - Current 82, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
         - Northwest Crafts Exhibition, Allied Arts of Seattle, Seattle, WA
         - Crafts 82, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
         - Raku-Lowfire, Fireworks Gallery, Seattle, WA

1981 - MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
         - Crafts 80 Award Exhibition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

1980 - Seattle Aquarium Installation, Fremont Arts Council, Seattle, WA
         - Crafts 80, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

1980 - Primary Art, Artistic Sass, Hilton Head Island, SC
         - Tradition and Change, Houston Designer Craftsman, Houston, TX

1979 - Clay Display, West Bank Gallery, University of Minnesota, Mpls., MN