University of Southern California, 1956-57.

The Ohio State University, BFA in Ceramics 1961.

Towson University, MEd in Art 1968.

Johns Hopkins University, postgraduate 1968-72.


School of Visual and Performing Arts, The University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Ten weeks in 2005 and eight weeks in 2008

Towson University, Towson, Maryland - 1968 to February 2004. (Retired, Professor Emeritus)

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Md. - part time, 1966 to 1972.

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin - guest artist, January to June 1972.

University of the West of England-Bristol, Bristol, England - Fulbright Teacher Exchange, 1982-83 and 1988-90.

Lorenzo de Medici, Florence, Italy, September 1996 - January 1997.

Carl von Ossietzky Universität-Oldenburg, Germany - 1999-2000 and 2002-2003.


Aiken Home and Lifestyles (March 2015, published quarterly in Augusta, Georgia)

New Ceramics, The European Ceramics Magazine (February 2015, English version)

Publications: 2013
Featured in magazine TOSCA as the South Carolina Artist of the Year, Edina, Minnesota.

Publications: 2012
Included in Humor In Craft by Brigitte Martin, pages 174, 249 and 250.

Ceramic Art in the School Program, Davis Publications, 1968.

Numerous articles in periodicals including Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics: Art and Perception, and Ceramics Technical.

Seeing Less and Knowing More, Ceramics Technical, No. 21, 2005, pp. 61-62.

Making Modeling Tools, Ceramics Technical, No. 29, 2009, pp. 12 and 13.

Recent Workshops and Lectures:

Workshops: 2013
Making birds, First Presbyterian Church, Aiken, South Carolina.

Workshops: 2012
Handbuilding clay sculpture using press molds, The Kroc Center, Augusta, Georgia.

Lectures: 2013
Panel discussion, Aesthetics and Aging, NCECA Conference, Houston, Texas.
The Nature of Clay Sculpture, Ridge Spring Art Center, Ridge Spring, South Carolina.

Lecture: The Influence of Pottery on Clay Sculpture, Sculptor's Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, October 2010.

Workshop: Face Casting, Clay Artists of the Southeast, Augusta, Georgia. 2009.

Lecture: Creativity, The Group, Augusta, Georgia. 2008. University of South Carolina, Art Department, Columbia, South Carolina.

Numerous workshops and lectures in America as well as in England, Italy, Germany, Korea, Spain and Canada.

Lecture: Rabold Gallery, Aiken, South Carolina, October 21, 2004.

Workshop: Southern Moon Pottery, Aiken, South Carolina, October 9, 2004.


Workshop on hand-built clay sculpture at the ART INSTITUTE & GALLERY (A I&G). Salisbury, Maryland. May 2011.

The Influence of Pottery on Clay Sculpture - NCECA conference- Tampa, Florida. March 2011.

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Exploring Personal Philosophical Concepts. March 16, 2007.

Visiting Artist/Scholar:

Artist-in-Residence, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, April through May 2008

University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. February through April, 2005.

Additional information: 2013-14
Curated an exhibition titled Old Hands In Clay for the 2014 NCECA conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. An exhibition of noted clay artists all over the age of 70.

(Contact the artist for a complete Curriculum Vitae.)



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