After receiving my undergraduate in Art from DePauw University and my M.F.A. from The Ohio State University, I taught ceramics for twenty years at the University of Louisville. I also taught special courses for such schools as Purdue University Extension, The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Banff Centre School of Art, where I was Artist-in-Residence in 1984. Beginning when there were only a few publishers interested in pottery and its history, I was fortunate, through my work as editorial advisor to the Chilton Book Company, to help increase the range and number of books available. For a long time I traveled throughout north America to exhibit and conduct workshops. Field studies on pottery in Japan and England further informed my understanding of the long and rich history of ceramics. I have published numerous articles on ceramics and photos of my work are featured in major texts on the subject.