Education:

Rhode Island School of Design, Master of Fine Arts, 1996, Ceramics/Sculpture,
     Award of Excellence 1995 and 1996
Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1994, Ceramics and Drawing
Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Bachelor of Arts, 1981, Psychology.

Background:

Besides maintaining a studio and actively working as an artist since my late teens, I have had two other primary careers. My first
profession until 1993, was as a cartographer or map maker for the engineering department of the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Aerial photographs, blueprints, and surveys were a part of every workday. From 1996 to 2015, I was co-owner of a gift shop called
BitterSweet GIFTS in Fort Wayne with my husband Don Jennings. Unlike many artists, I decided early in life that I did not want to
teach art as a career; however, I did briefly teach ceramic and drawing classes at a local university.

Other Interest:

In 2007, Don Jennings and I co-authored a book on collectable glass titled Slag & Marble Glass, The Prominent Years, 1959-1985 (Schiffer Publishing).