Throughout my career, I have taught some form of creative arts and have been active in promoting the arts.
Women Environmental Art Directory
As a board member of Women Environmental Art Directory WEAD, I support and encourage the important role of women artists in environmental art and education.
As Co-head of the glass kiln working area with Janet Hiebert, I teach recycled glass applications, glass casting and glass area youth programs.
The Crucible is a non-profit educational facility that fosters a collaboration of Arts, industry and community. Through training in the fine and industrial arts, the Crucible promotes creative expression, reuse of materials and innovative design whle serving as an accessible arts venue for the general public.
Fulbright Scholar, National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, Ireland
Co-led experimental two semester graduate seminar: The Landscape of Aesthetics and Design for 19 graduate students and Crafts Council of Ireland members. Acted as Tutor Committee Member for NCAD M.A. students. In collaboration with Crafts Council of Ireland, NCAD and Fulbright committee, organized two exhibitions, catalogue and co directed with the seminar students a two-day symposium at NCAD called Inter-Changes: Craft & Context.
Gave Artist Lectures at Mason Hayes & Curran Solicitors, Dublin, Ireland, Crawford College of Art, Cork, Ireland, and the Glass Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Presented in Research Session: “Fieldwork and Visual Methods in Geography. Flood Risk: 2 visual artist responses” as part of “Sinking or Swimming? The Crash, the Crisis and Ireland’s Changing Environment”, Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Maynooth, County Meath, Ireland.
The Fire Station, Dublin, Ireland
Instructor, Recycled Glass Workshop 5-day intensive
The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass
Instructor, Recycled Glass Workshop; Co-taught 6-day class with Reddy Lieb and Peter Mangin
San Jose State University
After glass artist and SJSU prof. Dr. Robert Fritz died, I became the head of the glass program at San Jose State University and worked there as an instructor in the School of Art and Design and the Creative Arts Program until I retired in 2005. Marvelous vibrant students and Spatial Arts program.
Bay Area Glass Institute BAGI
In 1995, a group of my SJSU students and volunteers started the Bay Area Glass Institute in San Jose, a public access hot glass studio, funding the new studio by creating a huge glass pumpkin patch.
English as a second language Teacher, Hayward Adult School, Hayward, CA
English as a second language Teacher, Laotian Handcraft Center, Berkeley, CA
Designer for the Nature Company
1981-82 and 1995
California College of the Arts
Beginning Glass at California College of the Arts.
during my MFA glass program and later in 1995.
Oakland High School Art instructor
I was the lead screen printing, graphics, design and printing teacher at Oakland High School in Oakland, CA, and also taught photography.