Born: March 16, 1940; Spokane, WA Education 1958-62 University of Washington, B.F.A.; Seattle, WA 1962-64 University of Washington, M.F.A.; Seattle, WA Professional Background 1964-65 Wisconsin State University; Platteville, WI 1966-68 Eastern Michigan University; Ypsilanti, MI. 1968-69 Cornish School of Arts; Seattle, WA 1970-95 University of Washington; Seattle, WA (Professor Emeritus) Honors 1980 Governor's Award of Special Commendation for the Arts; Olympia, WA 1983 Elected Member to International Academy of Ceramic (UNESCO); Switzerland 1986 Northwest Special Collections: To honor NW Artists of Significant Accomplishments; Seattle Art Commission 1% for the Arts, Portable Works; Commissioned sculpture - "A Procession" 1991 29 Year Retrospective; Bellevue Art Museum; Bellevue, WA (Vicki Harper, Curator) 1992 Honor Program Award, King County Arts Commission; Seattle, WA; Sculpture installed at Meydenbauer Convention Center; Bellevue, WA ("Mercurial Miss" installed March 1994) 1994 Elected Member to American Craft "Council of Fellows"; New York City, NY. Personal lifetime papers collected by the Archives of American Art; Smithsonian Institution; Washington D.C. 2001 Twining Humber Lifetime Achievement Award administered by Artist Trust; Seattle, WA 2003 Distinguished Alumnus Award/Division of Arts; University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences Grants and Awards 1972 University of Washington Graduate School Research Fund 1975 National Endowment for the Arts Award 1978 World Craft Council Travel Grant, Japan/United States Friendship Committee, and Ford Foundation Grant; (travels to Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Bali, Philippines) 1986 National Endowment for the Arts Award 1992 Arts/Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Scholar Award, Fall 1992, University of Washington Graduate School Fund 2001 China: Cultural Exchange: Invitation to come from Chine, sponsored by CWCIW. Shanghai, Yixing, Beijing, Xian, Hong Kong. 2001 Korea: Cultural Exchange: World Ceramics Exposition 2001 Korea Organizing Committee (WOCEK); "World Contemporary Ceramics"; an invitational event at the Exposition at the Ichon World Ceramic Center held August 2001 Collections (selected) National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan; "American Beauty Rose" Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Center, Perth Australia; "Kiss Off" Ichon World Ceramic Center, Ichon, South Korea; "Mile Post Queen Series" National Museum of American Art / Smithsonian Institute, Renwick Collection, Washington D.C.; "Convertible Car Kiln" American Craft Museum, New York City, NY; "Pidder Potter" Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; "Yellow Ford from the East" Everson Art Museum, Syracuse, NY; "Caesar's Nightgown" Mint Museum of Art, "Chasanoff Collection", Charlotte, NC; "Octopus Car", "Airborne" Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; "Dinnerware Fiesta", "Achille's Baptismal in the River Styx" Frederick Weisman Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; "Rope Trick" Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; "Faucet Pot", "Tiger Lily" Meydenbauer Convention Center, Bellevue, WA; "Mercurial Miss" Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA; "Venus on the 1/2 Shell" Meany Performing Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; "White Cap" Arkansas Art Center; MacArthur Park, Little Rock, AK; "Coupling" John Michael Kohler Art Museum, Sheboygan, WI; "Car Kiln" Detroit Art Institute, Detroit, MI; "Porcelain Sphere" Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; "Serious Business" Seattle Portable Art Collection, Seattle, WA, Convention Center; "A Procession / Northwest Artists", "Automology"