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Diversified experience in Mexican art cultures, Pre-Columbian, and present day art expression. Coordinated large purchases, packing, transportation, and guarantee of deliveries for various collections. Owned and operated galleries, resulting in successfully working with and being in charge of others in related fields. Educational qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and the first Master of Fine Arts Degree majoring in Ceramics and Ceramic Chemistry (60 units) also from the University of California, Los Angeles.

I have diversified experience in the art of slab work and thrown pottery. This includes extensive knowledge in ceramic glaze and oxide decoration. My teaching experience encompasses all levels of ceramic design and construction. I have instructed in and supervised all aspects of reduction and oxidation firing of a gas kiln, including high-fire ceramics and raku. This also incorporated the firing of electric kilns for high color an fine luster work.

All of the above on hands experience has given me an extensive working knowledge of ceramic chemistry and therefore the ability to ascertain authentic cultural styles and authentic aging and patina on artifact surfaces. 

  • Assistant Professor of Art at University of Northern Iowa.
  • Assistant Professor of Art at San Diego State University.
  • Associate Professor at United States International University, Point Loma, California.
  • 1965-1969: Associate Professor of Ceramic Art at California State College at Fullerton.
  • Lectured to Bower Museum patrons (Torana Art League) about Pre-Columbian art design and construction.
  • 1969-Present: Owner and operator of gallery and private dealership.
  • 1971: Exchange curator for Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Responsible for authentication and exchange between Museo De National and Banco De Repulico of Bogota, Colombia with the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.
  • 1976: Article published: “Authentication of Pre-Columbian Ceramic Artifacts” for Native Arts and Crafts; Volume 1; Reno, Nevada.
  • 1987: Article published: “Faking Art in America” for American Airlines Magazine.
  • 1987-Present: Appraisal and restoration of clay and stone pieces, specializing in large stone Pre-Columbian and Oriental sculpture.
  • 1999-2003: Authenticator and broker for Leonard Kaplan collection of Pre-Columbian sculpture and art in Laguna Beach, California.
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