Resume

 

Training and Experience

  • 2000 - present - Independent Studio Artist & Instructor Templeton, CA
  • 1979 - 2000 - Independent Studio Artist & Instructor Harmony and Cambria, CA
  • 1975 - 1979 -  Designer/Superintendent Porter Blanchard Silversmiths, Inc.
    Calabasas Studio - leading supplier to Bullocks-Wilshire, Gumps,
    Halls, Fortunoff, Sweeny’s, Cartier, Geary’s, Shrieve Crump & Lowe
  • 1973 - 1975 - Flatware training from Porter’s son-in-law, Lewis Wise
  • 1970 - 1973 - Last apprentice Master Silversmith, Porter Blanchard Arleta, CA

Selected Awards

  • Best of California Design - California Design Exhibition, San Francisco, CA - 1994
  • Rolex Award - Philadelphia Craft Show 1992
  • Award of Excellence - La Quinta Festival of the Arts, CA 1990, 1991, 1992
  • Award of Excellence - La Quinta Festival of the Arts, CA 1990, 1991, 1992
  • ASI Art Achievement Award / Public Choice - San Francisco CA 1988

Selected Speaking Engagements & Lectures

  • The 1997 World Turning Conference
  • Assistance League Seminar
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Revere Academy, San Francisco, CA
  • California State University, Northridge, CA
  • California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles, CA
  • Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA
  • Bullocks-Wilshire, Los Angeles and Woodland Hills

Selected Affiliations

  • Society of American Silversmiths
  • Society of American Goldsmiths
  • Metal Arts Society of Southern California 
  • Revere Academy, Faculty Member
  • Center of Wood & Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Central Coast Sculptors Group, San Luis Obispo, CA