2001-2004, University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Art

Bachelor of Art Program, Department of Art
Ceramics, studied with Curtis Hoard, Margaret Bohls and Tom Lane.


Exhibitions and Awards

2009, Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists Juried Exhibition, Juror's Choice Award, and Purchase Award

Northrup King Building

Minneapolis, Minnesota

2009, Ceramics Invitational

Artisan Gallery

Paoli, Wisconsin

2009, St. Louis Art Fair

Clayton, Missouri

2009, Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant Exhibition

Northern Clay Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

2008, Ceramics Invitational

Artisan Gallery

Paoli, Wisconsin

2008, "In Depth; Transluscent Blooms"

Midwest Home Magazine, September 2008 issue

2008, Jerome Emerging Artist Project Grant

Northern Clay Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

2008, Best Presentation Award

Columbus Art Festival

Columbus, Ohio

2008, 2nd Place Award, Clay

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Coconut Grove, Florida

2008, American Craft Council Show Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

2008, American Craft Council Show St. Paul

St. Paul, Minnesota

2007, "Emerging Artists"

Ceramics Monthly, May 2007 issue

Featured emerging artist

2007, "Earth Reflections" by Jan Bilek

and Nanci Yermakoff

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery exhibition.

Hudson, WI

2007, "Gallery Grooves: Art, Jazz, and Wine"

The Gallery at Frame Ups

Minneapolis, MN

2007, Cherry Creek Art Festival

Cherry Creek, Colorado

2006, Best of Show Distinguished Merit Award, "Gourd Still Life" and Merit Award, "Flower Bowl"

"Skin Deep:  A National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramic Art "

Val Cushing juror.

Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery

Francis Marion University

Florence, SC

2006, Continental Clay Purchase Award

Minnesota Craft Festival

St. Paul, MN

2006, Invitational Award

Art Fair on the Square

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Madison WI

2005, Potters' Invitational

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery

Hudson WI

2004, Merit Award, "Pear"

Merit Award, "Flower Bowl"

Juried Members Show

Edina Art Center

Edina, MN

2004, College Bowl

Northern Clay Center

Minneapolis, MN

2003, Arts Scholarship Exhibition

Katherine E. Nash Gallery

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

2003, Gay M. Grossman Memorial Scholarship

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

2001, Honorable Mention

"Carved Lidded Jar"

Annual Fine Arts Exhibition

Minnesota State Fair

St. Paul, MN



2008, Medtronic Corporate Collection

2006, Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN

2006, Continental Clay Collection

Minneapolis, MN

2005, Land O'Lakes Corporate Collection

Arden Hills, MN

2003, Merrill Lynch Corporate Collection

St. Paul, MN



Artisan Gallery

Paoli, WI

Seasons on St. Croix

Hudson, WI



2000-2007, Instructor


Fired Up Studios, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

2002-2007, Firing Technician

Fired Up Studios, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

2003-2006, Gallery Manager

Fired Up Studios, Inc.

2004-2005, Glaze Consultant

Fired Up Studios, Inc