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1988-89 Program in Fine Woodworking, Haywood Community College, Clyde, NC
1988 Course Work in Furniture Design, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 1983 B.A. Geography, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV


2001  Chair Show 4, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC2002  The Thursday Club, Peace College, Raleigh, NC

2003  Three person show, Gallery WDO , Charlotte, NC

2003  CraftHouston 2003:National, Houston Center For Contemporary Craft, Houston,TX

2004  Curv-iture, National touring show sponsored by the Furniture Society

2004 Invitational- ErikWolken and Mark Gardner, Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana , Pa

2004  Emerging Artist Retrospective, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC

2005  Music Takes a Stand, Gallery Enigma, Essex, VT

2009 Dual Personalities, Grovewood Gallery , Asheville, NC 2014 Tree to Life , Frank Gallery Chapel Hill, NC   

Honors and Awards

2003  Award of Merit, CraftHouston2003: NATIONAL

2004  Artist in Residence, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Fall 2004

2004  Collectors of Wood Art, Visiting Artist Grant

2005  Instructor, Society for Contemporary Craft Summer Program, Pittsburgh, PA

2011 Studio Assistant , Penland School of Crafts 2013 Studio Assistant , Penland School of Crafts

2013 Studio Assistant , Penland School of Crafts


2001 Object Lessons: Beauty and Meaning in Art, Guild Publishing 2001-2002 Portfolio December/January, American Craft

2002  Commissions October/November, American Craft

2003  The Artful Home, Guild Publishing

2004  Design! A Lively Guide to Design Basics for Artists and Craftspeople, Lark Books

2005  Furniture Studio: Furniture Makers Exploring Digital Technologies, The Furniture Society

2009  Studio Furniture Today's leading woodworkers, Schiffer Publishing

2010  Wood Art Today 2, Schiffer publishing

2012 Bespoke: Furniture from 101 International Artists, Schiffer Publishing

In The Collection Of

Jane and Arthur Mason

Center for Turning and Furniture Design, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Gregg Museum of Art and Design, North Carolina State University

Delta Airlines