1982 B.F.A. The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
1978 University of Northern Michigan at Marquet


1996-2006 Part time faculty, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago,
Ceramic Department
1980-Present Independent Studio Potter
1989-2004 Production Pottery Business, bluechatterpottery.com
1980 Studio Technician, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
1979 Apprentice Glass worker, Higgins Glass Studio, Riverside IL


2004 Powell & Kleinschmidt Architectural Group: Dinnerware and service
2000 Italian Tile Company Commissioned 80 bowls
1995 Bank Administration Institute, Chicago, IL
Patti Gilford, Fine Arts Coordinator
Commissioned: Two, 10” x 8” x 36” Floral Vessels
John Hancock Building, Chicago, IL
Powell & Kleinschmidt Architectural Group
Commissioned: Three Floral Arrangement Vessels
1994 First National Bank of Chicago One First National Plaza, Chicago, IL
John Hallmark Neff, Arts Program Coordinator commissioned 12 Floral
Arrangement Vessels

Commissioned Service Ware

1996-2004 Four Season’s Hotel Chicago, IL and Santa Barbara, CA
1996 Sesto Senso, Washington, D.C. –Since 1993 – Porcelain Service Ware
Four Season’s Hotel Philadelphia – Since 1994 Service Ware
1995 Four Season’s Hotel Santa Barbara – Since 1994
Individual Service Ware
1994 Four Season’s Hotel Houston

Honors and award

1996 Award of Excellence, Fountain Square, Art In The Garden, Evanston, IL
Illinois Arts Council Grant

Teaching Experience

2006 Oxbow, Saugatuck MI; Kiln building and Wood firing.
1998 – 2006 Part time faculty, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago,
Classes taught at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago:
Architectural Tile
Beginning High Fire Throwing
Multi-Level, High Fire Throwing/Salt Firing
Throwing, Low Temperature Firing
Kiln Building, Completion of down draft salt kiln and up draft IFB kiln.
Advanced Throwing / Vessel Construction
1997 Visiting Artist, Spring Semester, Ceramics, Evanston Art Center,
Visiting Artist, Ceramics, Spring, Summer, Fall Semester,
The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, Ceramics, Fall Semester, Evanston Art Center

Gallery Representation

Trax Gallery, Berkeley CA.
Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL