I ran my own production studio from the basement of my home in beautiful Louisville, Colorado for 5 years. During that time I sold my pieces through various brick and mortar stores, online and in person at art fairs.
Apart from making and selling, I do enjoy teaching and have been teaching for decades (including in the aerospace and mechanical engineering school at RMIT University). For several years I taught classes and managed the pottery program at the Thornton Active Adult Center.
Teaching references are available upon request.
May 2020: Wheel-thrown Porcelain Dinnerware Online Course with Antoinette Badenhorst.
January 2020: Understanding Porcelain Online Course with Antoinette Badenhorst.
January 2018: Specialist Workshop: Functional Ware with Kazu Oba. A hands-on workshop with a focus on throwing “off-the-hump”, attaching handles, and throwing large platters.
October 2017: Specialist Workshop: Production Casting with Martin Kastner. This workshop provided an overview of the production casting process, specifically for the high-end hospitality and food industry. The scope started with how to define the problem, developing prototypes, and pattern making.
August 2017-December 2018: Enrolled in several intermediate pottery courses at Studio Arts Boulder, primarily focusing on wheel-throwing techniques (led by Aaron Winston) and hand-building (led by Willi Eggerman), Boulder CO.
May 2015-August 2017: Enrolled in several beginner through intermediate ceramic courses directed by Lisa Bradley at Savannah’s Clay Spot, Savannah GA.
Exhibitions & Collaborations:
October 2022: Open Studios Boulder
April 2022: SIP A Ceramic Cup Show organized by the Savannah Clay Community
January 2022: Last Call VII - an annual survey of contemporary ceramic vessels exploring the storage & service of fine libations organized by Companion Gallery (juried by Tim Kowalcyk)
May 2021: SIP A Ceramic Cup Show organized by the Savannah Clay Community (juried by Renee LoPresti)
February 2021: Undercover - An exhibition of original ceramic butter dishes organized by Good Earth Pottery (juried by Nikki Mizak)
July 2020: Summer is Served: Plates online exhibition organized by Charlie Cummings Gallery
April 2020: Function: Luncheon show organized by Good Earth Pottery (juried by Kip O’Krongly)
March 2020: SIP A Ceramic Cup Show organized by the Savannah Clay Community (juried by Jason Bige Burnett)
March 2019: SIP A Ceramic Cup Show organized by the Savannah Clay Community (juried by Liz Zlot Summerfield)
November 2018: FunctionFest at the Clay Center of New Orleans (juried by Kristen Keiffer)
February 2018: SIP A Ceramic Cup Show organized by the Savannah Clay Community (juried by Ben Carter)
Spring 2017: Designed and made a range of entrée dishes with Trang Vu and Louise Romero (both formerly from TJL Ceramics) for The Collins Quarter Bar & Restaurant, Savannah GA
(Please note that since I've relocated from Colorado to Brisbane, Australia, these places may now be out of stock of my items)
Denver Botanic Gardens Gift Shop, Denver CO
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver CO
My Saving Grace Boutique, Louisville CO
Shop Local Colorado website organized by Horseshoe Market
Juni Margrie Ceramics online store
2019–August 2021: Kids classes & one day adult/child workshops at Mudslingers Pottery Studio & Gallery
2018–December 2022: Adult beginner and intermediate classes, and one day adult/child workshops at Thornton Active Adult Center
Mid-fire porcelain bodies
Wheel-thrown work with a focus on functional pieces
Surface design techniques and carving
Implementing good design principles for functional pieces
Clear communication of concepts to all age levels, and applicable to all experience levels - in both one-on-one and group situations
Designing and teaching pottery projects that inspire and engage all experience levels