biography-verna– Studied art and wood sculpture with Toshio Odate at Brooklyn Museum.
– Figurative sculpture with Chaim Gross at Educational Alliance in New York City.
– Studied basket making at Peter’s Valley Craft Community, New Jersey.
– Graduated Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Textile Design.
– Worked with several companies specializing in home fashion fabric.
– Moved to North Carolina with Springs Industries designing fabric by the yard for home sewers.
– Since retirement, I am an active potter and a member of ClayMatters Pottery Guild in Charlotte.
– Member of Waxhaw Arts Council and Piedmont Craftsmen.
– Active docent at the Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph.

Hayne Bayless, Akira Satake, Mark Hewitt, Suze Lindsay, Nicholas Joerling,
Joyce Michaud ,Daniel Johnson, Sandi Pierentozzi and Neil Patterson.
Attended Potters Conference (2008-2015), Ashboro, N.C.

– 2017- American Crafts Council, Atlanta
– 2016- Evening of Earth and Fire, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC
– 2016- Hillsborough Gallery of Arts Exhibition, Hillsborough, NC
– 2015- Art in the Village, Ballantyne Village, Charlotte
– 2015- Featured Artist in Ceramic Times Magazine – Gallery page
– 2015- Art League of Hilton Head exhibition- Honorable Mention
– 2015- Featured Artist for December in Potters Council Calendar
– 2015- Raleigh Fine Arts Society exhibition
– 2014-   Waxhaw Art Show – 1st prize 3-d
– 2013- ASC grant for Community Supported Art Program
– 2013- Waxhaw Art Show – 1st prize 3-d
– 2012- Doug Helms Memorial Show – Merit Award
– 2008- Red Sky Gallery- teapot exhibition