Contact information

phone: 530-758-0315




Education and positions held:

BS, Art Education, University of Minnesota, 1983; BFA in painting, Massachusetts College of Art, 1986

 Artist-in-residence (ceramics and sculpture), Parson's School of Design, Program in Los Altos de Chavón, Dominican Republic, June-August, 1998

Assistant specialist, print-making and ceramics, Studio Art department, University of California, Davis (1997-98); print-making, Studio Art department, University of California, Davis (1998-2003)

Visiting artist, UC Davis Craft Center, 1998

Fulbright Fellow, Parsons School of Design, Program in Los Altos de Chavón, La Romana, Dominican Republic, September, 2003-May, 2004.

Art instruction, Davis Art Center, 1999 to 2001

Free-lance art-teacher, Merryhill School, Davis, California  2005-06

Private art instruction, home studio


Museums & Galleries

 Ceramics part of permanent collections at:

Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus
Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu,
Arizona State Museum, Tempe
The White House collection, Washington, DC

Ceramics on long-term exhibit at:

John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California
Handworks Gallery, Acton, Massachusetts
McGrath-Dunham Gallery, Castine, Maine
Amdur Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Mostly Glass, Englewood, New Jersey

One Woman Shows:


•Mixed-media on paper, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California, June-August, 2006

• “Art Journey’s Back to the Long, Long Ago and Far Away,” Mixed-media on paper,  “The International House,” Davis, California, January-February, 2006

•”Corazones,” Gallery “Casa de Chavón,” Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March, 2004
• Sam Houston State University Art Gallery, Spring, 2003
• John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California, Winter, 2003
•UC Davis Alumni Center Gallery, Winter 2003
•“Impressions,” one-woman show, Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of Caliornia, Davis, July-August, 1999
 •"Latin American Images," one-woman show at the Austin Arts Center, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecitcut, April 7-20, 1986
 •One woman show at Gallery 57, Cambridge Art Council, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Aug. 26 - Sept. 20, 1985


Group Shows and Exhibits



Ceramics, April – May, John Natsoulas Gallery


“One Hundred Socks” (ceramics) Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, December


Artists in Residence Show “Primavera ’04,” Fundación Centro Cultural Altos de Chavón,, La Romana, Dominican Republic

“Corazones Perros,” Museo de la Cerámica Contemporánea, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Gallery “Arte Tamburini,” La Romana, Dominican Republic

Artists in Residence Show “Otoño 2003,” Fundación Centro Cultural Altos de Chavón,, La Romana, Dominican Republic



Crocker-Kingsley 73rd Invitational Group Exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA,  Oct, 24


“Reality Check,” Columbus  Ohio Craft Museum

City Of Davis First Juried Exhibition

“Sculptural Objects & Functional Art” (SOFA), Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

“Small Ceramics Art Show,” Academy of Design, New York City, NY

“Palm Springs International,” Palms Springs, CA

“Ceramics 30,” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

“Sculptural Objects & Functional Art” (SOFA), The Armory, NYC, NY

“All Creatures Great and Small,” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

“Los Angeles Art Show,” UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

“Two Decades,” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

Group show, California Conference  on Clay Arts, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

Ceramic Sculpture exhibited, as part of invitational shows, at the Sutter Club, Sacramento, CA


 “Celebrate Ceramics,” Group Show, Handworks Gallery, Acton, MA

 Ceramics show at Blooming  Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Group show (California Association of Ceramic Artists), Jeff’s Objets d’Art, Davis


 Artists-in-residence group exhibit, Altos de Chavón Gallery, La Romana, Dominican Republic

 Group Sculpture show, Oannes Gallery, Tiverton,  R.I.


 Group show (monotypes and ceramics) Craigin-Fife Gallery, Brookline, Massachusetts


 Concord Art Association invitational show, Concord, MA

"Within Gender," invitational exhibit of monotypes a Conference on Latin American Literature, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ


"Voces prevalecientes,"  Group show of Hispanic Artists, Firehouse Multicultural Arts Center, Jamaica Plain, MA


Group show, The Space, organized by the Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (HOPE) as a benefit for AIDS education, Boston, MA


 "Taming the Beast," three artist show at the Cambridge Multi-cultural Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Aug. 8-Sept. 12

Dominican artist's exhibit, Essex County College, Newark, NJ


Group show, women's paintings, Massachusetts College of Art, Summer, 1985


Other professionally related honors, awards, grants, activities and events:

•Fulbright Fellowship, Parsons School of Design, Program in Los Altos de Chavón, La Romana, Dominican Republic, September, 2003-May, 2004.

*Invited to lecture and conduct a three-day ceramic sculpture workshop at Sam Houston State University in Spring of 2003

 *Invited to create /design an ornament for the White House Christmas tree, now part of the White House collection, Winter 2002

*  Slide presentation, and lecture at the Honolulu Academy of Art,  May
 27,  2002

 * Clay demontration at the University of Hawaii Windward. May 28.  2002

* Featured on” Modern Masters” Television Show, Home and Garden Cable Network,May 20th 2001.

* Guest speaker and presenter at the California Association of Ceramic Art Conference, John Natsoulas Gallery,  May  6, 2001

 *Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist’s Grant ($10,000) awarded January, 1999

 *Three monotypes acquired by D-Zign I.P.P. Inc. a Canadian artistic design firm, February, 1999

* Workshop on saggar-firing and terra sigillata techniques, Radcliffe College ceramics studio, July, 1997

 *"Two Collection," juried selection of arts and crafts selected for WGBH/Channel 2 Auction, 1997 & 1998

*Monotype print acquired by the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, as part of the museum's print lending-library, March 15, 1994


Articles, reviews and interviews:


• Wheel-throwing demonstrations for KCRA TV news, April ___ and June, 6, 2006

• “Davis Artist traveled to the Caribbean to Teach Ceramics,” artcle in
Davis Enterprise,  September 21 2004 

•”’Corazones’ de Emma Luna,” El Caribe, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, April 2, 2004

•”Illusionism without Illusions,” by  Neil Larsen and Susan Kaiser, Ceramics  Art and Perception,  Winter 2003

•”Taking Artistic Wing,” by Marilyn Moyle, The Davis Enterprise January 30, 2003

• Article in the Honolulu Star Bulletin, concerning my guest lecture and presentation to the Hawaii Craftsman  Raku Ho’laule’a  conference, May 26, 2002

• “Celebrating  Clay,”  front page photo and article by Paul Dorn, The Davis Enterprise Weekend, May 3rd 2001

• Photo and short article on ceramic sculpture (“‘Celebrate Ceramics’ draws a crowd”) by Libbie Payne, The Boston Globe, October 10, 1999

• Preview of “Impressions,” Memorial Union Art Gallery (see above, Galleries and Shows) by Steven Jenkins, Artweek Issue 7/8  July-August, 1999

•Feature Article, (“Multi-talented artist displays work at MU” by Beth Rose Middleton) in The California Aggie, UC Davis, August 2, 1999

• Faculty Show, Davis Art Center reviewed by Kimi Julian, in Sacramento News and Review, January 14, 1999; by Melissa Leavitt, in The California Aggie, January 14, 1999; by Marilyn Moyle, in The Davis Enterprise, January 28, 1999

• Group Sculpture show, Oannes Gallery, Tiverton,  R.I, reviewed in the Art New England Magazine (Oct-Nov. 1998)

• Taped interview with Luz Vicioso for “Notas Culturales,” Channel 19, Aug. 24, 1998  La Romana, Dominican Republic

• Interviewed live for the Luisa María Ortiz show, “Caña TV” (cultural events programming), Aug. 15, 1998  La Romana, Dominican Republic

• Subject of newspaper article, José Bautista, “Las huellas del Caribe en Altos de Chavón,” El Siglo (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)  July 23, 1998

• Artist's Profile in Ceramics Monthly Magazine (June-August, 1996)

• Subject of feature article by Christine Temin in the Boston Globe, March 1, 1995

• Interviewed by "Centro," the local (Boston) NBC affiliate's Spanish language public affairs program, 1990