Employment History


Professor of Art, Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design Area Head
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 1996 to present
Software Consultant
McNeel Associates Rhino 3D, Miami, FL 2008 – 2009
Jewelry Designer
Ag 47 Studio and Gallery, Seattle WA 1991 to 1993
Jewelry Designer
Faces of Time, Madison, CT and New York City, NY, 1987 to 1991



Selected Exhibitions


“Fine Contemporary Craft”
Art Space, Raleigh, NC  2011
“Member of the Board”
Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Hendersonville, NC  2011
“Material Matters”
East Carolina State University, Greenville, NC  2010
Greenhill Art Center, Greensboro NC  2010
“Tyler School of Art Alumni Invitational Exhibition”
Philadelphia, PA  2008
“The Art of Jewelry”
A is for Artist Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA  2008
“Funerary Art”,
Sonoma County Museum, Graton CA  2007
“Ashes to Ashes”
Ice Box Gallery @ Crane Arts, Philadelphia PA  2006
“4th International Symposium of Interactive Media Design”
Yeditepe University, Istanbul. Turkey 2006
“Fellowship Awards Exhibition”,      
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC  2006
“Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Show”
Philadelphia, PA  2005
“Combined Talents”
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL  2003
“Display Use Only”
Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA 2002
“Spotlight 2002”
Longwood Center, Farmville, VA, 2002
“Plain Arts IV”
Pittsburgh State University, Pittsburgh, KS 2002
“New Makers, New Visions”
Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA  2001
“From Raw To Wrought”
Museum of Early Trades and Craft, Madison, NJ  2001
“Millennium Metals 2001”
Artemis Gallery, Richmond, VA  2001
“Celebrating, Creativity in North Carolina”
Center for Crafts Creativity and Design, Hendersonville, NC  2001
“Wearable Expressions 2000”
Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA 2000
“Craft Forms 2000”
Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA
“South Eastern College Art Conference Annual Juried Show”
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY  2000
“1/0 Explorations”, invitational
Cedar Crest Gallery, Allentown, PA  2000
“Exhibition in Print”
Metalsmith Magazine, 1996
“Conversations: The Role of Image in Contemporary Metals”
State University of New York, New Paltz, NY  1996





Sonoma County Art Museum, “Grace”, funerary urn
Sonoma County, CA, 2007
Renwick Gallery, “Vow Container”, virtual vessels
Washington, DC, 1996

Image Publications


“Best of American Jewelry”
Kennedy Publications, Asheville, NC  2007
“Best of North Carolina Artists”
Kennedy Publications, Asheville, NC  2006
“500 Necklaces”,
Lark Books, Asheville, NC  2005
“Influence of the Digital: Context and Form”
Metalsmith Magazine  2005





Teaching Enhancement Grant,
Appalachian State University  2007
Visual Artist Fellowship,
National Endowment for the Arts, North Carolina State Arts Council  2004 - 2006
University Research Grants, Appalachian State University
“Rapid Prototyping for the Fine Art Studio” 2001
“The Development of Digital Processes for the Fine Art Studio” 1999
“Computer Applications for Object Creation in the Fine Art Studio” 1997
Studio Research Project Grant: 3D Strata Studio Pro,
Appalachian State University 1997





“Specifically, the Passage of Death”
Material Matters: Metals Symposium, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC  2010
“Preparing to Design”
Deseno tu 3D Mundo Conference, University of Bogota, Bogotá, Colombia  2008
“Computer Aide Design and Object Creation for Sculptors”, Tri State Sculptors Conference
Appalachian State University  2005  
“Digital Craft… Virtual, Actual, Tangible”
American Craft Council Annual Conference, McColl Art Center, Charlotte, NC  1999
“Conversations: The Role of Image in Contemporary Metals”
State University of New York, New Paltz, NY  1996