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Bowling Green State University, Ohio                                                                        MFA – Ceramics 2003

California State University, Fullerton                                                                          BFA – Ceramics 2001


Professional Experience


Instructor/ Lecturer                                                                                                                         2008- Present

Chapman University, Orange, CA                                                                    

Art 115- Foundations Course, Ceramics      

Instructor/ Lecturer - Ceramic Department Head                                                                  2016- Present

Coastline Community College

Art C150 & C151, Introduction to hand-building, Introduction to wheel-throwing   


Instructor / Lecturer                                                                                                                              2009- 2015

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA

Art- 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 216, 217, 289  Foundations to Ceramics, Hand building I, II, & III, Wheel Throwing I, II, & III, & Architectural Tile/Furniture

Senior Lab Technician –Fine Arts                                                                                                      2005- 2016

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA

35 hours per week- Maintain, Service, and Repair Ceramic, Sculpture,

Jewelry, Printmaking, Drawing and Painting Studios    

Instructor/ Lecturer                                                                                                     2004 - 2009

Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Art 18, 35, 40- Introduction / Intermediate / Advanced Ceramics

Art 412 – Alternative Firing Techniques

Instructor/ Lecturer                                                                                                                               2005- 2011

Adult Education Summer School- Ceramic Survey

Capo Valley High School, San Juan Capistrano, CA

Teaching Assistantship                                                                                                                        2001 - 2003

Bowling Green State University, OH   

Graduate Instructor/ Lecturer- Introduction to Ceramics

Woodshop & Ceramic Lab Technician




Employee of the Year, Saddleback College                                                                                               2012 -2013

Grand Prize, OC Art Grant                                                                                                                                    2009

Aaron Macy Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                             2003

First Prize, Student Art Show, California State University, Fullerton                                                                  2001

The John and Flora Olsen Scholarship                                                                                                                  2000

Private Collections

Nilsson Family Sculpture Gardens                                                                                                               2003

Waterville, OH

California State University, Fullerton                                                                                                                      2001

Permanent Collection


Select Solo-Exhibitions* & Group Shows


Orange County Faculty Invitational                                                                                                                          2017

Coastline Community College Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

Clay and Glass Show

CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

The American Dream in Terra Cotta

Common Walls, Great Park Gallery, Irvine, CA

Happening/ Unhappening 5 - Into the Void                                                                                                 2016

Studio box Theater, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA

*Online Pottery Exhibition

Pedagogical Clay II                                                                                                                                               2015

Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

*Generation Z “The New Silent Generation”                                                                                                2014

Coastal Eddy Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Coastal Eddy Gallery, group show                                                                                                                  2013

Laguna Beach, CA                                                                                                                                                    2012

American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) Pomona, CA

GCAC Ceramic and Glass Show

CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana CA

*Cubicle                                                                                                                                                                2011

dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA

Shoshana Wayne Gallery, group show                                                                     

Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

*The American Dream in Terra Cotta                                                                                                          2010

Project room, CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

Aaron Macy Legacy Exhibition –traveling exhibition                                            

Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Northern Arizona State University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ

100 Artists See Satan

CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

*Explorations OC: An Art Scene Subjectively                                                                                              2009

The Artery Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

Activsite (International Sculpture Conference)                                                                                          2008

Federal Building, (Former Grand Rapids Art Museum) Grand Rapids, MI

The Happy Show                                                                                                   

CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana CA

Ceramic & Glass Extravaganza                                                                                                                        2007

CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana CA

Orange County Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition                                

John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, CA




Laguna Beach Magazine                                                                                                                                     2014

Review of “Generation Z (The New Silent Generation)”

Inland Empire Weekly                                                                                                                                      2011

Review of “Cubicle” exhibition

OC Weekly                                                                                                                                                                2010

Review of 100 Artists See Satan

Art Scene                                                                                                    

Review of “The American Dream in Terra Cotta”                            

OC Art Grant, Competitive Grants for Contemporary Artists                                                               2009

Santa Ana Business Council        

OC Art & Culture magazine

Artist spotlight- Jon Ginnaty

Explorations OC: An Art Scene Subjectively

Documentary – Four emerging artist from Orange County, CA.


Committees / Community Service


Saddleback College Mentor                                                                                                                  2008- 2016

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA

Search Committee – Administrative Assistant - Art                                                                                2015

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA

Search Committee – Photography Technician                                                                                         2012

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA

Search Committee - Dean of Fine Arts, Media, & Technology                                                               2010

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA

Search Committee – Art History Professor

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA

Classified Senate                                                                                                                                     2007- 2010

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA

Related Experience/ Activities


Guest/ Visiting Artist                                                                                                                                          2017

Leisure World Ceramics Education Program

Juror - High School Artist of the Year - 3D

Orange County Register 

Slide Lecture                                                                                                                                                          2010

Santa Ana City College, Santa Ana, CA

Guest/ Visiting Artist                                                                                                                                           2009

National Clay Workshop V, Grand Rapids, MI

Guest/ Visiting Artist                                                                                                                                          2008

UICA Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

Guest Lecture/ Featured Artist                                                                      

California State University, Fullerton, CA


Ceramics Competition, Los Angeles County Fair, San Dimas, CA


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