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I have been a permanent faculty member of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts since 1978. I received a BS from Indiana University in 1972 and an MFA from the Tufts/School of the Museum of Fine Arts Program in 1980. In addition to teaching at the SMFA, I teach and have taught at numerous institutions including Boston College, Harvard University, Rhode Island School of Design, and internationally in Switzerland and Costa Rica.

My mixed media artwork has been exhibited in numerous museum exhibitions including the Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, the Corcoran Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Peabody Essex Museum, the DeCordova Museum, and the City Museum of Paris, France. My work has been in over one hundred individual and group exhibitions in the U.S., throughout Europe, in Costa Rica, and Japan and is represented by 511 Gallery in New York. I have been involved in a large number of commissions including a recent project funded by the University of the Middle East project which has resulted in a large scale permanent collaborative sculpture sited at Roger Williams University and an upcoming permanent sculpture for Tiznit, Morocco. Examples of other commissions include ones for the Cambridge Health Alliance, Praecis Pharmaceutical, Somerville Hospital, and the Boston Frog Pond. I wrote Making Art Together. How Collaborative Art-Making Can Transform Kids, Classrooms, and Communities with Lisa Sjostrom, published by Beacon Press. I am in the planning stages for additional upcoming projects in Romania, Marakesh Morocco, and Washington D.C. 
Regular Part Time Faculty

Disciplines Taught:
Ceramics