Education

2011                 BFA- Glass

Tennessee Tech University, Appalachian Center for Craft

Smithville, TN

 

Extended Education

  • Frantisek Janak, Glass workshop

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013

  • Judith Schaechter, Glass workshop

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012

  • Fritz Dreisbach, Glass workshop

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012

  • Boyd Sugiki & Lisa Zerkowitz, Glass workshop

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007

  • Elin Christopherson, Glass workshop

            Penland School of Crafts, Penland,NC, 2005

  • Janice Strawder & Jenny Lou Sherburne, Ceramics Concentration

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, 2002

  • Sam Clarkson & Allegheny Meadows, Ceramics Concentration

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, 2001

  • Brian Ransom, Ceramics workshop

            Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV, 2001

 

Professional Experience

2011-15            Workshop Instructor

                                    Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2008-15           Lyla Nelson Glass, Owner

                                     Pittsburgh, PA

2006-11            Workshop Instructor for FACCT Outreach program

                                    Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

2010                 Teaching Assistant – Intro to Glass

                                    Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

 

Selected Exhibitions

2015          Glasswork for Jennifer Wen Ma Installation, A Winter Landscape With Bits of Sparkle

                        Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 

2014          Flowers

                        Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY

2014           PGC @ MGG

                        Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2013-14      Lifeforms (*Award of Excellence)

                       Hodge Gallery, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

           National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

           Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloominton, Il

2013          Exhibit 1

                        Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, WI

2012          Teapot Collection

                        Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan, Armenia

2012          Teapots!

                        Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2012          Liberty In Bloom

                        National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2012          Layered Up

                        Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2011          Exhibit 3

                        Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, WI

2011          In Bloom, Solo Exhibition

                        Gallery One, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

2010-11     55th Mid-States Exhibition

                        Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN

2010          One and Only: Gifts Made by Hand

                        John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

2010          International Student Exhibition

            GAS Conference, Louisville, KY

2010          Works from the Appalachian Center for Craft

                        Indiana University Southeast, IN

2010          Juried Student Show (*Award of Merit)

                        Gallery One, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

 

Grants/Awards

2013                       Award of Excellence, Lifeforms Exhibition

                                    Hodge Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2012                       Pittsburgh Glass Center Scholarship

                                    Frantisek Janak Workshop

2012                       Pittsburgh Glass Center Scholarship

                                    Judith Schaechter Workshop

2011                        Windgate Fellowship Nominee

2011                        NICHE Finalist

2010                       NICHE Award

2010                       Merit Award, Juried Student Show, ACC

 

Memberships

  • Glass Art Society Member, 2006-13
  • Visual Art Society, Appalachian Center for Craft, 2006-11, President 2007-2010
  • Pi Lambda Theta International Honors Society, 2007-10
  • National Scholars Honor Society, 2007-10