Artist's Experience

Education

1993 - 1996  Master of Fine Art in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design Indiana University Blooming, Indiana
1986 - 1992  Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi

Continuing Studies

1995  Mokume-gane workshop with Phillip Baldwin Ball State University Munchen, Indiana
1995  Ashante Casting workshop with Paulette Werger Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana
1994  Blacksmithing Workshop Indiana Blacksmithing Association Tipton, Indiana
1992  Jewelry workshop with Randy Long Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gattlinburg, Tennessee
1991  Jewelry workshop with Richard Mawdsley Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gattlinburg, Tennessee

Teaching Experience

1998 Jewelry Workshop at Texas A&M Texas A&M College Station, Texas
1995-1996  Associate Instructor, 3-D Design course Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana
1994-1995  Graduate Assistantship in 3-D, studio maintenance Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana

Professional Experience

1992  Artist in Residence with Association for Visual Artist Waterhouse Pavilion Chattanooga, Tennessee
1991  Undergraduate Assistant to Visiting Assistant Professor, Virginia Tyler, University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi

Awards

1996  Grant for thesis Work Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana
1995-1996  3-D Teaching Scholarship Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana
1994-1995  Graduate Assistantship Scholarship in 3-D Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana
1991-1992  Art Merit Award University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
1990-1991  Art Merit Award University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi

Exhibitions

1997 Taboo Studio Invitation San Diego, California Invitation
1996 MFA Thesis Exhibition Indiana University Blooming, Indiana
1995 The worship Company of Goldsmiths, Class of 95' Exhibition Goldsmith's Hall London, England Invitation
1995 The National Society of Arts and Letters Walden Art Center Bloomington, Indiana Juried
1992 The Waterhouse Pavilion Exhibition Chattanooga, Tennessee Juried

Newspaper Articles

2002  The Banner-Press Brenham, Texas
1997  The San Diego Union-Tribune San Diego, California
1992  Chattanooga News -Free Press, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Educational Travels

2009  Traveled to Italy to study the art and history
2005  Traveled to Switzerland  for research and development for my watch designs 
1986  Traveled and lived in Madrid, Spain.  Studied Spanish and art history, and visited historical sites n Spain.
1983  Traveled through Switzerland and France studied art history