College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, B.A. (Art)

Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont, M.F.A. (Visual Arts)

Photography classes with Ron James, workshops with Holly Roberts, 2017, Kerik Kouklis and BrianTaylor 2018


Grand Prize, Ornament Magazine Awards, 1982

Fellowship, 1995 WESTAF / NEA Regional Fellowship in Visual Arts (Crafts)


The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois


Good as Gold: Alternative Materials in American Jewelry, Renwick Gallery,

Washington, D.C. 1981 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service l982-1986

Hothouse, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin l988

Amphoria, Galerie Jocelyne Gobeil, Montreal, Canada 1990

Progressive Metals, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California 1990

Arsenals: Aggression in Jewelry, Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany 1991

Deutsches Klingenmuseum, Solingen, Germany 1991

Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich, Switzerland 1992

Currents: 10 Monterey Bay Artists, The Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California 1993

Jewels and Gems: Collecting California Jewelry, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California 1994

Signals: Late Twentieth-Century American Jewelry, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 1996

Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Montréal, Montreal, Canada 1998

Parsons School of Design, New York , New York 1998


Sonderschau der 50. Internationalen Handwerksmesse, München, Munich, Germany 1998, 1999

*Graduate Exhibition, Wood Art Gallery, Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont 1998

*Jewelry, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan 1998

The End is Near Artists Look at the Twentieth Century, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts,

Racine, Wisconsin 1999

Supermarket 1999 Extravaganza, Slop™ Brand Art World Headquarters, Kansas City, Missouri 1999

Tiaras Will be Worn, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, California 2000

Women, Art and Ideas 360, Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio 2001

*Postmodern Alchemy, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California 2000

eMotion Pictures: Orthopedics in Art, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Washington D.C. 2001 —2002

Metal Under Glass

Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

The National Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, Tennessee 2002

Unwearable Art: Clothing in New Media, The Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California 2002

Valuables: Jewelry in the New Millennium, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California 2003

Tenth Triennial Exhibition, Corporal Identity: Body Language

Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany 2003

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York 2004

*Necessitous Accessories and Other Works, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, California 2003

Beyond the Mines: The Art of Gold, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California 2003

University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia

The Arkansas Arts Center, Little rock, Arkansas (2004)

Mint Museum of Art and Design, Charlotte, North Carolina(2004)

Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska(2005)

Wearable Parables, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California 2004

Sensuous Matter, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine 2004

Aquatic Influences, Pratt Museum, Homer, Alaska 2005

Edges of Grace: Provocative, Uncommon Craft, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts 2006

Parameters of Preciousness, Gahlberg Gallery, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 2006

*Solo Exhibition, Fresno Art Center, Fresno, California 2006

Uncommon Metal: A look at Contemporary Jewelry and Metalwork,

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California 2006

Well Dressed: An Exhibition Exploring the Cultural, Historical, Spiritual and Economic Implications of Attire

Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, New York 2007

THE ENAMEL SHOW: Celebrating 500 Enameled Objects by Lark Books,Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco,

California 2009


Jewelry and Metal Arts II, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, California 1992 to 1998


Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon, l987

CraftSummer, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1988, 1995

Washington Guild of Goldsmiths, Washington, D.C. 1988

Ecole de Joaillerie it de Metaux d’Art de Montreal 1989

San Francisco State University, 1989

Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, San Francisco, California 1990

Penland School, Penland, North Carolina 1990

Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1990

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine l990, 1996, 2000, 2007

Metal Arts Guild, Toronto, Canada, 1995

Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, Texas 1990

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 1993, 1994, 1996,1997, 1998,1999, 2008

Alaska Metal Arts Guild 2002

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida 2015


Lecture, A Feminist Perspective, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan l987

Lecture, The Politics of Materials, 21st Annual Conference of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Seattle, WA 1993

Lecture, “Women and the Craft Arts,” Women, Craft and Art History Conference,

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. 1993

Panel: Interweaving Contemporary Art and Material Culture Studies

Chacmool Conference, Art for Archaeology’s Sake, Calgary, Canada 2000

8th Annual Women’s Multicultural Conference, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey 2003

Panel co-moderator, The Price of Gold, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference,

Cleveland, Ohio 2006

Lecture, Ethical Metalsmiths (with Christina Miller), Carry the Can Conference, London, England 2006

Lecture, Ethical Metalsmiths, Making Futures 2009- The Crafts in the Context of Emerging Global

Sustainability Agendas, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, England 2009


State University of New York, New Paltz, New York 1991

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA 1994

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan l994, 1996

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 1995

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 2000

University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois 2003


San Francisco Metal Arts Guild, Fort Mason Fair 1991

Metalsmith (Magazine) Exhibition in Print, 1994

Ohio Arts Council Fellowship Panel, 2001


Editorial Advisory Committee, Metalsmith (magazine) 1992-1994


Technic: A Collection of Techniques for Metalsmiths, “Hydraulic Die Forming” Tim McCreight, ed

Brynmorgan Press, 1992

Metalsmith, “A Feminist Perspective,” Fall l987

Metalsmith, “Jewelry: It’s Not a Pretty Picture,” Summer 1991

Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths, Carmel, California, 20-Ton Press 1993

Metalsmith, “The Price of Gold,” Summer 2004

Metalsmith, "Owning Up: What it Means to Possess," Summer 2007

Choosing Craft: The Artist's Viewpoint, “A Feminist Perspective,” Vicki Halper and Diane Douglas, Ed.

The North Carolina University Press, Chapel Hill 2009


A. Pinzer, Los Angeles Times, A Sense of Time and Place, December l4, l980

C. Simons, Smithsonian, Modern Jewelry Shows its Stuff, December l981 (photo)

D. Hale, The Fresno Bee, An Arts Center Sampler, September 9, l984

C. Temin, The Boston Globe, Crafts, July 25, l985

V. Dalkey, The Sacramento Bee,

Making Statements, Women Artists Create Images that Boldly Speak Their Minds, October 15, l989

K. Trapp, The Museum of California, Jewels and Gems: Collecting California Jewelry, Summer 1994

T. Turner, Metalsmith, Issues & Intent: Contemporary American Metalwork, Summer 1996

N. Jacquard, Lemel, Journal of the Jewelers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, February 1997

G. Mannisto, American Craft, Signals: The Body as the Ultimate Medium of Worldly Exchange, May 1997

T. Mc Creight, Hand Books Press, Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing Madison, Wisconsin, 1997

M. Eich, Schmuck, Aus dem unheimlichen Reich des Lebendigen, December/January 1999

J. Dawson, The Washington Post, Museum of the Muses, May 17. 2001

P. Peet, Metalsmith, Postmodern Alchemy, Metalsmith, Spring 2001

G. Brown, Metalsmith, Metal Under Glass, Fall 2002

Cultural Critique, September 12, 2002

A. Dubois, American Craft, Metal Under Glass, August/September 2002

S. Fishkoff, The Weekly, The Curves that Bind, February 20-26, 2003

500 Necklaces: Contemporary Interpretations of a Timeless Form,

Lark Books, A Division of Sterling Publishing, Inc., New York 2006

500 Enameled Objects, A Celebration of Color on Metal

Lark Books, A Division of Sterling Publishing, Inc., New York 2009

METALSMITH 1998 Exhibition in Print (photo)

METALSMITH 1999 Exhibition in Print (photo)

METALSMITH 2007 Exhibition in Print (photo)

Ornament, (Magazine) California Jewelry, Vol. 8, No. 2, l984 (photo)

Ornament, (Magazine) Scents and Non-Scents, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1985 (photo)