2007 Master of Fine Arts – Three-Dimensional Design: Sculpture & Ceramics, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. USA.
2005 Bachelor of Arts – Art: Sculpture & Ceramics. Minor – Psychology. Union University, Jackson, Tennessee. USA.
Teaching Experience (10 years exp)
Instructor-Yanbian University of Science & Technology. Lecturer-Yanbian Yi Zhong.
Art Teacher-Yanbian International Academy, Jilin Province, China.
Instructor of Art, Union University, Jackson, TN, USA.
Assistant Professor of Art, Taylor University, Upland, IN, USA.
Instructor & Technician, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA.
University Classes Taught
Ceramics: Introductory to Advanced
Sculpture: Introductory to Advanced
Video Art Art Education
English As A Second Language
1994-Present Carpentry & Construction Business Owner, Living Stones Development Co.
2014-Present Cultural Exchange Director of Development to Asia.
2005-2003 Design & Development Assistant, J.U.S.T. (City of Jackson, TN/Union University Outdoor Sculpture Tour), Jackson, TN. J.U.S.T. is an outdoor sculpture tour in the downtown metropolitan area of Jackson, TN that brings in five new sculptures per year for the duration of one year. Every year one sculpture is purchased for the city’s outdoor sculpture collection and purchase award.
2004-2005 Lecturer, Scholarship Symposium, Union University, Jackson, TN. Lectured on the relationship between art and religion and the relevance of art today as a means of communicating visually via the studio arts in a predominantly technologically advancing culture.
2003 Leadership University Mentor, Union University, Jackson, TN. Leadership University is an outreach program geared towards high school students interested in the fine arts. It is a week long workshop exposing the high school students to a variety of concentrations in the fine arts at the college level.
Research & Professional Development
2014-2016 Lived in China & Korea
2014 Built Cone-10 Coal Kiln in Rajin, North Korea & Sourced Local Clays
2013 Built Hybrid Gas/Wood Kiln 2012 3 day wood-firing, Jackson, TN
2010 Financing Workshop, Dave Ramsey, Plymouth, MI
2009 Studio Art Major Curriculum Design, Taylor University
2008 Study Abroad Research for Joint Study Abroad Program between Taylor University & Union University across Europe. Traveled abroad to Europe with Professor Aaron Lee Benson of Union University to determine logistics involved with the potential of collaborating 2 Art History classes in this context, 1 from Union University and 1 from Taylor University.
2008 Integration of Faith & Learning Year-long Research & Application
2005-2007 Concrete Research on monumental size casting methods
2005-2007 Graduate Research on the Second Law of Thermodynamics
2006 Cincinnati Crossroads Sculpture Conference, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio 2006 Jeff Oestrich workshop, Bowling Green State University
2006 Jun Kaneko lecture, Bowling Green State University
2006 Tony Hepburn Lecture, Bowling Green State University
2006 Richard Notkin workshop, Bowling Green State University
2006 Oliver Saks, Lecture On Creativity, University of Toledo
2006 Applied Aesthetics workshop, Dr. Rosalie Politsky, Bowling Green State Univ.
2006 Lydia Thompson Lecture, Bowling Green State University
2006 Cast Iron Facts, Tom Cobbet and Greg Mueller Lecture and Iron Casting
2005 Adobe Research, Bowling Green State University
2004 Glaze Calculation Research, Union University
2004 Don Reitz workshop, Union University
2004 Chris Staley workshop, Union University
2004 Chuck Colson lecture, Union University
2003 Seagrove, North Carolina, Pottery Business Research
2002 Sculpture Study Abroad, Gypsum, Colorado
Exhibitions. Launches. Awards.
2014-2016 Lived in Northeast Asia
2013- Solo Show, 106 S. 13th Ave. Warehouse Studio, Humboldt, TN
2012- Solo Show, 106 S. 13th Ave. Warehouse Studio, Humboldt, TN
2011 Red Door Café business launch, Humboldt, TN
2010 Faculty Art Exhibition, Taylor University
2009 Faculty Art Exhibition, Taylor University
2009 “Meeting Place,” Outdoor Sculpture Installation.Union UniV, Jackson,TN
2008 Faculty Art Exhibition, Taylor University
2008 Group Show, “Sculpture In The Village,” Gibsonburg, OH
2007 Faculty Art Exhibition, Taylor University
2007 Group Show, “Sculpture In The Village,” Gibsonburg, OH
2007 Group Show, “Texas National,” Stephen F. Austin State Univ
2006 Group Show, “Affinities,” Bowling Green State University
2005 Commission Contest Winner, New Wave Home Electronics, Jackson, TN
2005 $2000 Bezalel Scholarship Winner, Union University, Jackson, TN
2005 Solo Show, West Tennessee Regional Arts Center, Humboldt, TN
2005 Solo Show, “Grasped,” Union University, Jackson, TN
2004 Public Sculpture Sale, Angela Brown Gallery, Columbia, TN
2004 Best of Show Award, Union University, Jackson, TN
2004 Group Show, Angela Brown Gallery, Columbia, TN
2004 Group Show, “New Horizons,” The Ned McWherter Center, Jackson, TN
2004 Group Show, “Emerging Artist,” The Steel Fab Inc., Jackson, TN
2004 Juried Exhibition, “Artists of the 21st Century,” West TN Arts Center
2003 Group Show, “Union In The Rockies,” Union University, Jackson, TN.
Utilitarian & Sculptural Ceramics
Ceramic Kiln Design, Repair and cConstruction
2014-Coal Kiln Design & Construction, North Korea
2013-Hybrid Gas/Wood Kiln Design & Construction, Humboldt, TN
2006-Salt Kiln Renovation, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
2005-Wood Kiln Design & Construction, Union University, Jackson, TN
2004-Wood Kiln Construction, Jackson, TN
Clay & Glaze Calculations
Studio Art Pedogogy
Contemporary American & Asian Ceramic and Sculpture History
Classical Figurative Sculpture Techniques and Procedures
Technical Facilities for maintaining Sculpture, Glass, & Ceramic Studios
Welding – arc, mig, tig
Metal Casting Procedures (bronze, aluminum, iron)
Metal Patina Applications and Calculations
Metal Forging Cupola Design & Construction
Mold-Making : lost wax, sand mold, plaster, glass, concrete, and slip-casting
References- Available Upon Request