2004 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Instructor: Dante Marioni)
2002 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Instructors: Josiah McElheny and Jan Erik Ritzman)
2001 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Instructor: Brian Pike)
2000 Pilchuck Glass School (auction production team volunteer, aka “pole turner”)
1999 Pilchuck Glass School (Instructor: Debora Czeresko)
1998-2005 Public Glass, San Francisco
1985 Ph.D. in Sociology, Stanford University
1978 B.A. in Sociology, Cornell University
2005 Instructor, Public Glass “Making large blown and assembled work” 5 week class
2003-5 Secretary, Board of Directors, Public Glass
1985-pres. Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, San Francisco
2004 Outstanding Contribution to the Exhibition, Valley Sculpture Artists Annual Exhibition (one of three top prizes)
Harvest Grape Cluster, COPIA Museum, Napa, California. Permanent collection.
2005-6 San Francisco Airport Museums, Beyond Function: Techniques in Contemporary Glass Arts, curated by Tim Taylor, July 2005-January 2006
2005 Copia Museum, Napa CA, Botanica, curated by Liz Lopez and Neil Harvey, August 26-September 20
2001 Micaela Gallery, San Francisco
2005 Montclair Gallery, Oakland, CA. Annual Glass Show, curated by Susan Tuttle and Janet Thompson, December 10-January 15.
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, Annual Salon Show, curated by Pamela Clark, November 29-December 23.
1212 Gallery, Burlingame, CA, Hot Shop, curated by Mary Ellen Durka, November 10-December 25.
Public Glass, San Francisco, CA, Not so Clear, curated by Therese Francia Martin, ArtSpan, September 17-October 7.
Pilchuck Auction, Seattle, WA. Pilchuck on Display, October 20-21.
Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, San Francisco, CA, Summer Members Show, Obediant Nature , curated by Jo Ann Northrup, Senior Curator, San Jose Museum of Art, July 28-September 23
Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, 8th Annual National Prize Show, juried by Joseph Thompson, Director, Massachusetts Museum Of Contemporary Art, May 3-June 23
Thatcher Gallery, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Carpe Lumen, curated by Christian Scheiss (a neon plasma cherry sculpture in collaboration with Ed Kirshner), March 7-April 24.
Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Show for Aisian tsunami relief (February 1-3)
2004 San Diego Art Institute 47th Annual International Exhibition, Peter Gordon juror.
Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Valley Sculpture Artists Annual Exhibition, PeterVandenberge, juror
2003 Public Glass, San Francisco
Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco
1999 In Sight Gallery, San Francisco
1999 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood Washington
Glass Alliance of Northern California (GLANC)
Glass Art Society
International Sculpture Center
Pacific Rim Sculptors Group (PSRG)
Valley Sculpture Artists
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