Franklin Pierce University

Associate Professor and Division Chair, Visual and Performing Arts
Fine Arts, Division of Visual and Performing Arts

B.S., Smith College
M.F.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Courses Taught

Ceramics all levels
Printmaking all levels
3 dimensional design
Freshman year inquiry seminar
East Asian ink painting

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise

Green printmaking techniques and custom tile ceramic murals.
I work primarily with porcelain for my ceramics, and make both functional and sculptural pieces, including tile murals.
I am particularly interested in atmospheric firing techniques, including sag gar and wood firing.
In printmaking, I work with found plates, and intaglio etching incorporating mapping concepts with landscape imagery.

Honors & Awards

2012-12 Whiting Foundation Award for travel and faculty research funding for travel to UK to study green printmaking techniques.
2010 President’s Award, NH Campus Compact
2005 Blanche E. Colman Award

Publications and Presentations

Printmaking Revolution, Dwight Pogue, 2012
Non-Toxic Printmaking, Mark Graver, 2010
“Keeping your hands in clay”, Topical Discussion, NCECA conference, Philadelphia, 2010

Professional Memberships

Potter’s Council
NCECA (National Council for Education of the Ceramic Arts)
League of NH Craftsmen (state juried)
Zea Mays Printmaking Studio (Florence, MA)
Southern Graphics Council
International Sculpture Association
Sumi-e Society

Conferences Attended

NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts)
SGC International print conference, San Francisco, 2014

Grants Received

Whiting Foundation Grant for 2012-13


10 years organizing empty bowls event on campus to help raise money for local food bank and soup

Personal Interests

Skiing, Sailing, gardening, traveling to new places.

Teaching Statement

My goal in teaching studio art is to awaken in others and myself the authentic voice, the unlimited source of creativity that feeds our souls.
I hold firm the belief that art and creativity is not separate from the rest of life, but an integral part of being a whole and healthy human being, no matter what direction one’s life path takes.
When individuals can find an inner satisfaction, they become more active participants within the broader community as a whole.