Education

2016 MFA, Clemson University; Clemson, SC

2013 BFA Magna Cum Laude, Ceramics; Armstrong University, Savannah, GA

2007 Studied Drawing at Savannah College of Art and Design; Savannah, GA

Experience

2017-2019 Adjunct Professor, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC

Introduction to Ceramics, Summer 2019

Introduction to Ceramics, Summer 2018

2-Dimensional, Design, Fall 2017. Introduction to Ceramics, Summer 2017

2018-2019 Full-Time Lecturer, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Art Appreciation (4 Sections), Fall 2018

Art Appreciation (2 Sections), Foundations in Visual Art I, Community Supported Art

Creative Inquiry, Spring 2019

2018 Adjunct Professor, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC Filled in as Full Time Ceramics Instructor and Ceramic Studio Technician for professor Jim Connell while he left for sabbatical. Courses taught: Ceramics I, Advanced Ceramics (Wheel-Throwing)

2017 Adjunct Professor, TriCountyTechnical CollegePendleton, SC                                                     

Art History and Appreciation (4 Sections), Fall 2017                                    

Resident Artist, STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise,Star, NC 

2016 Studio Assistant, Penland School of Craft,Penland, NC

Figure in Clay workshop lead by Esther Shimazu 

Graduate Teacher of Record, Clemson University, Clemson, SC                                           

Introduction to Ceramics, Fall 2016. Introduction to Ceramics, Spring 2016 

2014-2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Clemson University, Clemson, SC                                         

Introduction to Ceramics, Fall 2015.                                           

Advanced Wheel Throwing, Spring 2015 

Survey of Art and Architecture I, Fall 2014 

2014 Ceramics Instructor, The Arts Center Clemson, Clemson, SC.Adult Wheel Throwing Class

2011-2013 Ceramics Lab Assistant, Armstrong University, Savannah, GA

Lectures

2018 Seeking Ethical CraftNational Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Pittsburgh, PA. Co-Lecturer/Presenter 

2015 Community Supported Art in the Academic EnvironmentInternational Symposium on Ceramic Arts Education and Exchange (ISCAEE), Jingdezhen, China. Presenter.

Publications

2013 Armstrong University Student Spotlight Interview, YouTube, May 31, 2013

Exhibitions

2020 X-Quisite Corps: Small Monuments for Bigly TimesUniversity of Delaware, Newark, DE. Invitational. Forthcoming September 2020.

2019 Untitled Solo Show at STARworksSTARworks Center for Creative Enterprises, Star, NC. Forthcoming Summer 2019

SIP: A Ceramic Cup ShowSavannah Clay Community, Savannah, GA. Juror: Liz Slot Summerfield.

2018 Artists Teaching: Teaching Artists, Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC. 

Festival of Flowers Juried Art ShowThe Arts Center of Greenwood, Greenwood, SC. Juror: Jonnell Logan 

Contemporary Clay 2018Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO. Juror: Doug Casebeer

22nd San Angelo Ceramic CompetitionSan Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX. Juror: Peter Held 

Cups of ConversationEveryday Café, Pittsburgh, PA. Invitational. Curated by Jeni Hansen Gard 

SC Clay > Higher EdFrancis Marion University, Florence, SC. Invitational.

2017 Palace IIIThe Artistry, Greenville, SC. Invitational. 

Festival of Flowers Juried Art ShowThe Arts Center of Greenwood, Greenwood, SC. Juror: Erin Glaze Nathanson 

Plates, Platters, and Nothing Else MattersLong Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Long Beach Island, NJ.                           Juror: Garth Johnson. 

ArtFields 2017, Lake City, SC. 

Juncture: Resident Artist Showcase, STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise, Star, NC. 

SIP: A Ceramic Cup ShowSavannah Clay Community, Savannah, GA. Juror: Ben Carter

2016 Solastalgia, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC. 

Clay Different Ways: Spirits in Clay, The Arts Center Clemson, Clemson, SC. Invitational 

Addition Over Subtraction, Osher Life Long Learning Institute at Patrick Square Charles K. Cheezum Education Center, Clemson, SC. Curated by Palmetto Curatorial Exchange 

The Last Best Dream: Surrealism Here and Now, Radius Gallery, Missoula, MT. Invitational 

Twin Cups: National Ceramics Exhibition, Missouri Western State University, ST. Joseph, MO. Juror: Bede Smith 

Walking Through Glue,MFA Exhibition Online, University of Montana, Missoula, MT. Juror's Selection Award

Connections and Conversations, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Patrick Square, Clemson, SC. Juror: Alexia Timberlake-Boyd, Greenville Museum 

2015 ISCAEE Members Exhibition, Wuxi Institute of Art and Technology, Yixing, China

The 2015 Art Center of Clemson's Juried Exhibition, The Art Center Clemson, Clemson, SC. Juror: Frank McCauley, Assistant Director and Chief Curator of The Sumter County Gallery of Art.  

2014 Any Way You Want To Shake It, The Art Center Clemson, Clemson, SC. Juror: Daniel Bare 

The 2014 Art Center of Clemson’s Juried ExhibitionThe Art Center of Clemson, Clemson, SC

2013 Student Instructor Staff Exhibition, Gallery S.P.A.C.E., Savannah, GA 

Nature of the Beast:Senior Thesis Show, Ashmore Gallery, Savannah, GA 

2010-2012 Student Juried Show, Armstrong University, Savannah, GA 

2007 Foundation Studies Juried Show, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA


 Awards and Grants

2018 Best of 3D, Festival of Flowers, Greenwood, SC 

2017 Department of Art Graduate Service Award, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 

Merit Award, ArtFields 2017, Lake City, SC 

2014-2016 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Clemson University, Clemson, SC Fall 2014 - 2016         

2016 Studio Assistant Scholarship: “Clay with a Life of its Own” Figure Building Workshop w/ Esther Shimazu. Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Summer Session 4 2016 

2015-2016 Professional Enrichment Grant,Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Recipient for Travel to Iceland for Research, Summer 2016 

Recipient for Travel to China, Fall 2015 

Recipient for Travel to NCECA, Providence, RI. Spring 2015

Recipient for Travel to NCECA, Kansas City, MO. Spring 2016

2015-2016 Community Supported Art, Selected Artist: Clemson University, Clemson, SC 

Spring 2016, Juror: Jerry Jackson, Deputy Director of The Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC 

Spring 2015, Juror: Alan Ethridge, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Arts Council Greenville, SC 

Fall 2015, Juror: Stephanie Moore, Executive Director of The Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC 

2015 Jeanette Dreskin Fund Recipient for Travel to China, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Art Department Scholarship Recipient for Travel to China, Clemson University, Clemson, SC   

2013 Kay Regan Award for Excellence in Ceramics, Armstrong University, Savannah, GA 

Charles F. Jensen Award for Leadership in Ceramics, Armstrong University, Savannah, GA 

2012 Second Place Printmaking & Honorable Mention Ceramics, Student Juried Show, Armstrong University, Savannah, GA

2011 First Place Computer in Art, Student Juried Show, Armstrong University, Savannah, GA

2010 First Place Computer in Art, Student Juried Show, Armstrong University, Savannah, GA

2007 Purchase Award,Foundation Studies Juried Show, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Skills

·       Firing gas, electric, wood, raku, salt and soda kilns.

·       Building and repairing electric, anagama, pit, and soda kilns. 

·       Experience with ceramic 3D printing and modeling using 3D PotterBot 7

·       Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and AfterEffects.

·       Proficient with a majority of power and hand tools.

·       Some experience with welding and metal working