About Me

Diane at Boca Raton Museum of Art show
Diane at Boca Raton Museum of Art show

My ceramic work is defined by my love of the human form. 

A childhood love of fantasy finds its way into my work. I express the absurdity of life while drawing influence from unexpected sources like the lyrics of music and nursery rhymes.

I have a clear vision of a finished piece before I start. With this idea in mind I  immediately get started with a combination of wheel thrown pieces, coils and slabs. I alter by pinching, cutting and adding clay until my idea emerges. 

My pieces are decorated with colored slips and underglazes while still wet and then fired to 1830°. After adding pigmented washes and glazes my final firing to 2232° completes the process. 

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SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

2021

  • 1st Place – Arts United @ Bailey Contemporary Art Center, Pompano Beach, FL

2020

  • Celia Kaufman award for Innovative Ceramic Sculpture – N.A.W.A., New York, NY
  • Best In Show – Arts United @ Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach, FL
  • Best In Show – Texas Teapot Tournament, Houston, TX

2019

  • 2nd Place – All Florida @ The Art Council of Stuart, FL
  • Stephen Stone Award of Excellence – Tattoo @ Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL
  • 2nd Place – Inspired @ Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL
  • 3rd Place – Continuum, West Palm Beach, FL

2018

  • 3rd Place – Day Dreaming, N.A.W.A. @ Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL
  • Best in Show – Clay Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2nd Place – Continuum, West Palm Beach, FL

2017

  • Best in Show – Wild & Wooly @ Florida CraftArt, St Petersburg, FL
  • 2nd Place – Tri County, Broward Art Guild @ Art Serve,  Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • 2nd Place – Well Chosen, N.A.W.A. @ Art Serve, Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • 1st Place – Art Bravo @ Art Serve, Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • 1st Place – Continuum, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Best in 3D – Art Explosion, Arts United @ Art Serve, Ft Lauderdale, FL

2016

  • 1st Place – Crossing Boundaries, N.A.W.A. @ Armory Art Center, WPB, FL

2015

  • 2nd Place – Anniversary Show @ Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2nd Place – Wolgin Exhibiton @ Boca Raton Museum of Art
  • 1st Place – July Exhibit @ Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 3rd Place – June Exhibit @ Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Best in Show – Potters Guild Invitational @ Broward College, Ft Lauderdale, FL

2014

  • Best in Show – Basel Broward @ Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL
  • 3rd Place – Linda White Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Best in Show – Art & Craft Festival, City of Pembroke Pines, FL

2013

  • Best in Show – 9th Annual Art Competition, City of Pembroke Pines, FL
  • 5 Sculptures  appear in “The Glades TV Episode “Gallerinas” on A&E
  • 3rd Place – May Exhibit @ Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 1ST Place – April Exhibit @ Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Best in Sculpture – Art in the Pines, Pembroke Pines, FL
  • 2nd Place – Tri County Bienniel, Broward Art Guild @ Art Serve,  Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • 3rd Place – Jan Exhibit @ Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Best in Show – Selections @ Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Pompano Beach, FL

2012

  • People’s Choice – Dec Exhibit @ Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 1ST Place – July Exhibit, Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild, Delray Beach, FL
  • Award of Excellence – Clay Art So Florida @ Anne Kolb Nature Center, Hollywood, FL
  • Best in Show – Convergence @ Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Pompano Beach, FL
  • Best in Category – Art Florida 2012, Broward Art Guild @ Art Serve, Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Honorable Mention – New Visions @ The Elliott Museum, Stuart, FL
  • 2nd Place – Contempo @ Light House Art Center, Tequesta, FL

2011

  • 1st Place – Boca Raton Museum of Art @ Living Room Theater, FAU Campus, Boca Raton, FL
  • Best in Show – Equinox @ Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Pompano Beach, FL
  • People’s Choice – Equinox @ Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Pompano Beach, FL
  • Award of Excellence – By Artist for Collectors @ Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL
  • 3rd Place – Boca Days @ Boca Raton Museum of Art – Artist Guild Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
  • 3rd Place – Equilibrium @ Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Pompano Bch, FL
  • Best in Show – Potters Guild Invitational @ Broward College, Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • 1ST Place – Jan/Feb Exhibit @ Boca Raton Museum of Art–Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL

2010

  • 2nd Place – Rhapsody, Boca Raton Museum of Art @ Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 1st Place – Nov/Dec Exhibit @ Boca Raton Museum of Art–Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 3rd Place – Human Image, Broward Art Guild @ Art Serve,  Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • 1st Place – Sept Exhibit @ Boca Raton Museum of Art – Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 1st Place – Carnaval on the Mile, Coral Gables, FL

2009

  • 2nd Place – Viewpoint, N.A.W.A. @ Northwood University, West Palm Bch, FL
  • Best Practices Award – Florida Division of Cultural Affairs – Traveling Exhibit
  • Best in Show – Tri-County Exhibition, Broward Art Guild @ Art Serve,  Ft Lauderdale, FL

2008

  • 1st Place – Art Bravo @ Art Serve, Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • 1st Place – Potters Guild Invitational @ Broward College, Ft Lauderdale, FL

2006

  • 1st Place – Potters Guild Invitational @ Broward College, Ft Lauderdale, FL

2005

  • 3rd Place – Potters Guild Invitational @ Broward College, Ft Lauderdale, FL

2003

  • 2nd Place – Small Works @ Broward Art Guild Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Best of Show – Potters Guild Invitational at Broward College, Ft Lauderdale, FL

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