Palm Springs, CA, 1965


HOUSE 849, Palm Springs, CA

Buy Hand, Laguna Beach, CA

Museum Store, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

Everitt’s Minerals & Gallery, Idyllwild, CA

Garden of the Dragonfly, Spring, TX

Levy Pottery, San Clemente and Idyllwild, CA. 1998- Present.
Most recent work is playfully exploring slab vessels and decoration with cone 6 clay and glazes. Continue exploring shapes and decoration of wheel thrown vessels.

Home Studio, Costa Mesa, CA. 1991-1998.
Experimented with carving, trimming, creating texture, and the use of inlaid stones on wheel thrown bowls and cylinders. Used high fire and low fire clay bodies and glazes.

California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA. 1996.
Explored concepts and designs of ceramic vessels through assignments and research in ceramic traditions. Continued experimentation with glaze combinations, coil and slab forms, firing gas kilns, as well as an introduction to mold making.

Coastline, Orange Coast, and Golden West Community Colleges, Orange County, CA. 1991-1995. Delved into questions of form and surface decoration. Refined vessel-making and glaze combination skills.

Ceramic Studio, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA. 1990-1991
Concentration on exploring space, texture, glaze combinations and form with high fire thrown vessels.

Art of Fire Ceramic Studio, Salvador, Bahia, Brasil. 1989.
Engaged in hand-building and throwing projects while immersed in Afro-Brasilian culture.

Ruby O’Burke’s Studio, San Francisco, CA. 1987-1988.
Independent throwing. Studied glazing and firing with gas and electric kilns.

Churruca Studio, Madrid, Spain. 1985-1986.
Concentrated on cylindrical forms thrown on the potter’s wheel while standing.

UC Berkeley Ceramic Studio, Berkeley, CA. 1983-1987.
Concentrated on cylindrical forms thrown on the potter’s wheel while standing.

I am a retired bilingual educator with supplementary authorizations in Art and Spanish, a taiji player and instructor, a Reiki Master/Teacher, a meditator, an avid hiker, and I speak Spanish and Portuguese fluently.

Master of Science in Education, California State University, Fullerton, 1999                                                   FOCUS: Multicultural Art
Teacher Education Intern, University of California, Irvine, 1993
BA in Spanish Literature and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1987
University of Madrid, Junior Year, 1985-1986