The Red Bookmark, 30X36, oil on canvas
Cherries in Cellophane Bag, 8 x 10, oil on Baltic birch panel.



Born in Seattle

Lives and works in Mount Vernon, Washington


MA (Art Education) University of Central England, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

MFA, Mills College,Oakland, CA.   

BFA, San Francisco Art Institute 



2020 Art in The Port Exhibition, Anacortes Arts Festival, juried by Carrie Colver (2D)

2018 Featured Artist at Wildfibers, Mount Vernon Downtown Association Art Walk, August (2D)

Featured Artist at Petals by Linda, Mount Vernon, February/March (2D)

2017 Skagit Artists Juried Fall Show (Arts Alive), La Conner, WA (2D)

Summer Exhibition, Karla Matzke Fine Art Gallery

Honey I Shrunk the Art, Winter Exhibition, Karla Matzke Fine Art Gallery

2016 Small Format Exhibition, Karla Matzke fine Art Gallery, December to January 15, 2017.

Summer Moments, Karla Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Yard, Camano Island, WA. (2 & 3D work)

2015 Shippensburg University Ceramics Invitational, Shippensburg, PA

Small Format Exhibition, Karla Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Yard, Camano Island, WA. (2 & 3D work)

Arts at the Port Exhibition, Anacortes Arts Festival juried by Stephano Catalani, Bellevue Arts Museum 2D

23rdAnnual Strictly Functional Pottery National, juried by Matt Long, Lancaster, PA.

Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour, juried, July. 2/3D work

Rexville Grange Spring Show, juried, (3D)

Washington Clay Arts Association Show The Stein, Dakota Arts Gallery, Bellingham. Aslan Brewer's Choice Award,

juried (3D)

The Schack Arts Center, Everett; Invitational, Featured Artist Valentine's Themed Work (3D)

2014 Rexville Grange Holiday Show, (2-D)

River Gallery, Mount Vernon, Small Works Show, September 2014 (2D)

Embellish Exhibition, Mount Vernon Downtown Association Art Walk, August 2014 (2D)

The Schack Arts Center, Everett, WA. Juried Summer Show, (3D)

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Juried Artists Series, Cascade Clay Artists, July. (3D)

2013 Craft Forms 2013, Wayne Arts Center, Wayne, PA. Juried. (3D) 

Skagit Artists Together members Exhibition, Arts Alive, La Conner, juried. (2-D work) 

Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour, juried. (3-D)

Cascade Clay Artists, Juried Artists Series, Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Bellingham.

Washington Clay Arts, juried, Seattle Design Center.

2012 Cup of Comfort, International Ceramic Biennial 2012, Swope Art Museum, Halcyon Art Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana. 11/02 – 12/04. Juror: Ray Chen.

The Clay Cup: Icon, Vessel, Canvas, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Department of Art, University of Missouri, 9/17 – 10/4. Juror: Pete Pinnell.

Embracing the Edge,The Schack Art Center, Everett, WA., ceramics juried, March through April. 

Big Fish, Small Pot V: Fifth International Small Teapot Competition and Show, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA. April through June. Juror: Guangzhen Zhou. 

Earth and Air, Ceramics and Plein Air Painting, Brick Gallery, Edison, WA. March through April. Invitational. 

2011 Bountiful, juried, The Front Gallery, Mount Vernon Arts Commission, November.

Decalicious, juried, Carbondale Clay Center, CO, September-October

International Ceramics Festival Mino, Japan, Gifu Prefecture, juried; September-October. Honorable Mention

Bringing It Home, Human Rights Festival Art Exhibition, juried, Lincoln Theater Gallery, Mount Vernon, WA. March 2011. (2D)

The Shoulders We Stand On, juried, Potters Council Exhibit, April 2011, Tampa, FLA

10th Annual Recycled Art Show, Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Allied Arts Gallery, Bellingham, WA. (3D)

Coefficient, Insights Gallery, Four person exhibition, May-June 2011, Anacortes, WA. (3D)

2010 5th International Biennial, Ashes to Art, Funeria, juried, Graton, CA.(3D)

Pacific Northwest Art School, 5th Annual Plein Air Painters’ U.S. Open, both entries accepted, juror Mitchell Albala of Gage Academy, Seattle.

Dining In III, juried, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, Texas. (3D)

Renewable Roundup, juried, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA.(3D)

 Tea bowl National, Kansas City Clay Guild, juried by Pete Pinnell.

New Directions, juried, The Depot Gallery, Anacortes, WA (2D)

2009 Washington Clay Association Juried Annual Show, Art Stop Gallery, Tacoma, WA.

Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour, juried, Skagit County, WA.

2008 Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour, juried, Skagit County, WA.

2007 Journeys: Inward and Outward, juried The Depot Gallery, Anacortes, WA.(3D)

Nourishment: Clay for the Soul, juried, Northwest Craft Center, Seattle Center, WA.

Oh Brave New World, solo exhibition, Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA. (3D)

Let Them Hang, Washington Clay Arts, Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA. 

2006 Contain It, juried, The Arts Council of Snohomish County, Everett, WA.(3D)

2005 Fine Craft Exhibition, juried, The Pen and Brush Gallery, Honorable Mention, New York, NY.(3D)

Light Vibrations, juried, The Other Roadside Attraction Gallery, Mount Vernon, WA.(3D)

1986 - 2003 Dianthus Ceramics and Gallery, (Sole Proprietor) Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.

1999  The Tureen, juried by Jane Hamlyn, Grand Prix de Ceramique, Sarreguemines, France. 


2015  Aslan Brewer's Award: The Stein, juried, Dakota Arts Gallery, Bellingham. 

2011 International Ceramics Festival, triennial, Mino, Japan, Honorable Mention.

1978-1979 John D. Rockefeller 3rd Arts in Education Fellow. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Washington. Olympia, WA.

1964 Summer Residency at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture awarded by The San Francisco Art Institute, Skowhegan, ME. 


Cascade Clay Artists, Past President, 2012 to 2015

Seattle Artist Trust 2009 EDGE Graduate


Karla Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Yard, Camano Island, WA.

Teaching: Skagit Valley College, Community Education: Clay Workshop, Wednesdays 6-9pm ; Oils, Tuesdays 6-9pm.

Habaneros, 24"x24", oil on panel. Ginger Tom my biggest critic.

My Medium

Ceramics and Oils


Oils Pricing

I price by unified inch:

8" + 10" = 18" X $15 = $270

12" + 12" = 24" X $15 = $360