Rockford, MI 49341


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  • Studio Artisan since 1975
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Art, Aquinas College, G.R., MI 1999-2021
  • Studio Manager, Cook Art Center, 2006-2015
  • Adjunct Professor of Art, Grand Rapids Community College, MI 2009


  • Michigan State University, (Lansing, MI)
  • Pewabic Pottery, (Detroit, MI)
  • Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI.)


  • Private Studio Classes
  • Artrain
  • Aquinas College, (Grand Rapids, MI), 1999-2021
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Cook Art Center, (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Oakland Community College, Royal Oak, MI
  • Mercy College of Detroit
  • Calvin College, (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • American Art Clay Company, (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Michigan Potters Association, (Detroit, MI)
  • Michigan Mudd Presentation, Michigan Potters Association, Grand Valley State U., Allendale, Mi., Oct. 2001
  • Amaco Clay Co. (Indianapolis, In.) April 2010
  • Monroe Community College, Monroe, MI  Nov. 2010
  • West Michigan Potters Association, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 2014
  • SCECH workshops for K-12 Educators, Grand Rapids, MI 2017, 2018, 2019


  • Designed a prospective ceramic studio for Kendall College of Art and Design,  including equipment, floor plan, and class schedule. 2003


  • City of Rockford, MI
  • Richard DeVos, Amway Corp.
  • Hyatt Regency World Headquarters, Chicago, IL
  • City of Grand Rapids, MI
  • Steelcase Headquarters, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Our Lady of Consolation Church
  • St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, MI, Baptismal Font, 2008
  • Holy name of Jesus Parish, Grand Rapids, MI, Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, 2009
  • Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mi. 2010
  • Cook Art Center Lobby,  Grand Rapids, MI 2013- Ceramic Mural
  • Kate Pew Wolters Center Lobby, Indian Trails Camp, Grand Rapids, MI 2016- Ceramic Mural
  • Racine Art Museum, WI
  • Numerous Private Collections


  • Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
  • Muskegon Museum of Art, MI
  • University of Michigan, Flint, MI
  • Grand Valley State College, Allendale, MI 1984
  • Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI , 1985
  • Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO, 2008
  • Crooked Tree Art Center, “High Art / Low Fire” Petoskey, MI 2009
  • Amaco Clay Company, Indianapolis, In.,  April 2010
  • Monroe Community College, Monroe, MI  Nov. 2010
  • Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI 2012
  • Cascade Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI 2015
  • Forest Hills Fine Art Center, Grand Rapids, MI 2016
  • Grand Rapids Community College, one person show, 2019


  • Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, MI
  • Philadelphia Craft Show, PA
  • Washington Craft Show, Smithsonian Institute, DC
  • Coconut Grove Art Festival, Miami, FL
  • Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, Il.
  • Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis, Mo.
  • New Orleans Jazz Fest, NOLA
  • and many other juried national art fairs


  • American Craft Magazine 1978
  • New York Times
  • Grand Rapids Press
  • Ceramic Monthly (cover and portfolio section) 1992
  • Art Showcase Magazine, Summer 2005, pg.17
  • “Tea Anyone? The Donna Moog Teapot Collection”, Racine Art Museum, 2003, Sundog Printing
  • “Ceramic Extruding Inspiration and Technique” by Tom and Jean Latka, Krause Publishing, 2001


  • “Mastering the Craft”-Maly’s Motivational Video
  • Carol Duvall Home and Garden TV


  • “A Tea Party”-National Museum of Ceramic Art, Baltimore, MD
  • “The Dripless Spout-Innovative Teapots”-Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
  • “Extended Media-Fresh Visions”-Detroit Art Institute, MI
  • “A Madcap Teapot Party”-Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, DC
  • “For the Tabletop”-American Craft Museum, NY
  • Faculty Exhibits, Aquinas College, 1998-2016
  • “Hot Tea!” Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca. 2002, 2003
  • “Master Teachers”-Frederik Mejier Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI-2002
  • “From Woman’s Hands”, Grand Traverse Heritage Center, Yraverse City, Mi. 2003-2005
  • “A Spot of Tea”, Langman Gallery, Willow Grove, Pennslyvania, May, 2004
  • “Festival Art Exhibit”, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Mi. June 2004
  • “Steeped in Tradition”: Design and Embellishment”, Ariana Gallery, Royal Oak, Mi.
  • “The Teapot Show”, Gallery Arcadia, Grand Rapids, Mi. March 2004
  • Mayor Heartwell’s Office Art Exhibit, Grand Rapids, Nov. 2006
  • Panel in Mark Di Suvero Peace Tower Project,
  • Whitney Biennial, New York City, March 2006
  • “Dinner Works, Louisville Visual Art Association, Feb. 2006
  • “Teapots: Universal Adoration”, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, Mi. May, 2006
  • Alabama Clay Conference Clay Exhibit, Kennedy-Douglas Art Center, Florence, AL , 2007
  • Detroit Institute of Arts, Sales Gallery, 2007 and 2010
  • Teapot Show- Gallery 423, Columbus, IN, 2008
  • “Feeling Groovy”, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, 2008
  • “Fantasy Teapots from the Arthur Goldberg Collection”,
  •  Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, 2008
  • “The Infinite Teapot” Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio, 2009
  • Artprize, Grand Rapids, MI 2009 and 2010
  • “Teapots- 4th Annual Invitational”, Pittsburgh, PA, May, 2010
  • “Let There Be Cake”, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petosky, MI 2011
  • Grand Rapids Festival Regional  Competition-2012
  • “National Teapot Show IX” Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC 2014
  • Teapot Show, Bella Arte Gallery, VA 2014
  • Grand Rapids Festival Regional Show 2014
  • Grand Rapids Festival Regional Show 2015
  • Uptown Gallery, Grand Haven, MI 2016
  • “Functional Ceramics”, Milikin University, Decatur, IL 2015
  • Teapot Show, Bella Arte Gallery, VA 2015
  • Grand Rapids Festival Regional Show, 2016
  • ARTPRIZE- Grand Rapids, MI – 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015,2017
  • “Celebration of the Arts”, First Church, Grand Rapids, 2017
  • Lowell Arts, West Michigan Arts Competition, Lowell, MI 2017
  • “Teapots!”-11th Invitational”, Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2017
  • “National Teapot Show X”-Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC 2017
  • Grand Rapids Festival Regional Show- Festival Juror’s Award-2017
  • ArtPrize 2017, Grand Rapids, MI
  • “Teapots!-12th Invitational”-Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburg, PA 2018
  • Lowell Arts, West Michigan Arts Competition, Lowell, MI 2019
  • “Tea Time”- Clay Center of New Orleans, 2019
  • Grand Rapids Festival Regional Art Show-2019
  • 91st Contemporary Art Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI-2019
  • “Women’s Works”, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL 2020
  • “Contemporary Clay 2020”-Biennial Juried Exhibition, Western CO Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO 2020
  • “Cedar Creek Invitational Teapot Show”, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC 2020
  • “New and You” Lowell Arts, Lowell, MI 2020
  • “Cups With A Conscience”, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA 2021


  • Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Mi.-2003, “Glaze Experimentation in the Cone 6 Firing Range”


  • Oakbrook Fine Craft Invitational- Best in Show- July 2006
  • “Celebration of the Arts”, First Church, Grand Rapids, MI 2012- Honorable Mention
  • Grand Rapids Festival Regional Exhibit- West Michigan Potters Award and the S.H.E. Foundation Award for excellence in Depiction of the Feminine
  • Grand Rapids Festival 2015-Martha Despres Memorial Award and the S.H.E. Foundation Award for Excellence in Depiction of the Feminine
  • Grand Rapids Festival 2016: La Fontsee Gallery 3-D Award


  • Michigan Mud, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Mi. 2004
  • U.I.C.A.  “Criterrama” slide presentation, Grand Rapids, Mi.. March 2007
  • Michigan Art Teacher Convention, Grand Rapids, MI 2008
  • Panel Discussion, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 2015