I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Shorter College in Rome, GA. Upon completion of my BFA degree I was accepted into the Master of Fine Arts program at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. After receiving my MFA, I moved to the mountains of western North Carolina to participate in the artist-in-residence program at EnergyXchange.
EnergyXchange is a renewable energy center constructed at a closed landfill site in Burnsville, NC. There, methane gas is harvested from the closed landfill and is used to fuel a large pottery kiln, a fully functioning glass blowing studio, and supports a large horticulture operation.
After three years in western North Carolina I moved back to Rome in hopes of finding my way back into academia. Almost immediately after returning home in 2011, I was able to join the faculty at Shorter University as an adjunct instructor. The following year, I became Assistant Professor of Art instructing classes in art appreciation, ceramics, and design. Over the next seven years, I continued to develop my work and teaching philosophy until I knew it was time for a change.
After the spring semester of 2019, I resigned from my position at Shorter University having accepted a faculty position at Pensacola State College in Pensacola, FL. My wife and I are excited about our new home and I look forward to working with great faculty and a wonderful clay community.