Serigraph with color ink drawing on top. 1974.
I began serious studio work with enamels in the early 1970’s. I have taught college classes and workshops, and have exhibited widely both nationally and internationally to the present.
In 1985, I started Apa Ini, a folk art gallery in Portland, Oregon. For the next 20 years I traveled extensively in SE Asia and Turkey, and was a dealer in ethnographic and tribal arts/crafts. During that time my personal work evolved in many different directions from making masks and life-size puppets in Bali to continuing work in small scale sculpture and jewelry.
In 2005 I returned to full-time studio work in enamels and metals.
• Graduated BA, Miami University of Ohio 1966; MA in printmaking. Ohio University. 1968.
• Moved to Portland Oregon 1970, and working in enamel as primary art medium since 1972.
• Full time faculty Mt. Hood Community College, 1972—1985. Head of printmaking department. Taught metals and developed and taught enameling.
• Lectured and taught enameling workshops all over the US and in Canada & Japan.
• Numerous one-woman and group exhibitions, worldwide from 1972.
• Traveled extensively in Asia and Eastern Europe since 1981. 1985—2005 owned Apa Ini, dealing in fine and unusual handmade, ethnographic objects from various countries.
• From 2005, full-time studio artist