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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Body Parts…..in a kiln


AWARDS AND HONORS

2020

  • Honorable Mention – Continuum 2020, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Best In Show – Arts United, Delray Beach, FL
  • Best In Show – Texas Teapot Tournament, Houston, TX

2019

  • Honorable Mention – Founders at Naples Art Association, Naples, FL
  • Honorable Mention – Touchable Art at Naples Art Association, Naples, FL
  • 2nd Place – All Florida at The Art Council of Stuart, FL
  • Stephen Stone Award of Excellence – Tattoo at Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL
  • Honorable Mention –  Tri  County, Broward Art Guild at Ft Lauderdale, FL 
  • 2nd Place – Inspired at Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL
  • 3rd Place – Continuum, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Honorable Mention – Texas Teapot Tournament at Art League of Baytown, Baytown, TX

2018

  • 3rd Place – Day Dreaming, N.A.W.A. at Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL
  • Best in Show – Clay Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
  • Honorable Mention – Art Florida at Art Serve, Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • 2nd Place – Continuum, West Palm Beach, FL

2017

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

2016

  • 1st Place – Crossing Boundaries, N.A.W.A. at Armory Art Center, WPB, FL
  • Judge’s Recognition – Artful Sprits, Women in the Visual Arts at Armory Art Center, WPB, FL
  • Merit Award – Summer Heat at Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL
  • Honorable Mention – Top Shelf at Florida Craft Art, St Petersburg, FL
  • Honorable Mention – Inspire at Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL

2015

  • 2nd Place – Anniversary Show at Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
  • Honorable Mention – Artistic Visions, Women in the Visual Arts at Armory Art Center, WPB, FL
  • 2nd Place – Wolgin Exhibiton at Boca Raton Museum of Art
  • Judge’s Recognition – Sept Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Judge’s Recognition – Aug Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 1st Place – July Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 3rd Place – June Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Judge’s Recognition – National Art Encounter at Naples Art Association, Naples, FL
  • Best in Show – Potters Guild Invitational at Broward College, Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Judge’s Recognition – National Art Encounter at Naples Art Association, Naples, FL

2014

  • Judge’s Recognition – Feb Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Best in Show – Basel Broward at Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL
  • Judge’s Recognition – July Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Judge’s Recognition – Art Florida, Broward Art Guild at Art Serve, Ft Lauderdale
  • 3rd Place – Linda White Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Judge’s Recognition – March Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild 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
  • Judge’s Recognition – Intropections, N.A.W.A. at Boca Raton Museum Art School Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
  • 5 Sculptures chosen to appear in “The Glades TV Episode “Gallerinas” on A&E
  • Juror’s Recognition – Boca Raton Museum of Art at Living Room Theater on FAU Campus,  Boca Raton, FL
  • People’s Choice – June Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 3rd Place – May Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 1ST Place – April Exhibit at 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 at Art Serve,  Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • 3rd Place – Jan Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Best in Show – Selections at Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Pompano Beach, FL

2012

  • People’s Choice – Dec Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art-Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Juror’s Choice Award – National Art Encounter at The Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
  • Honorable Mention – Paradise Lost at Studio 18, Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Judge’s Recognition – Truth and Beauty,  N.A.W.A. at Coral Springs Museum, Coral Springs, FL
  • Judge’s Recognition – Serious Black at Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Pompano Bch, FL
  • Judge’s Recognition – Sept Exhibit at 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 at Anne Kolb Nature Center, Hollywood, FL
  • Best in Show – Convergence at Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Pompano Beach, FL
  • Juror’s Recognition – April Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art–Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Best in Category – Art Florida 2012, Broward Art Guild at Art Serve, Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Juror’s Recognition – Mar Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art–Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Honorable Mention – Biennial Juried Competition at The Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
  • Honorable Mention – New Visions at The Elliott Museum, Stuart, FL
  • 2nd Place – Contempo at Light House Art Center, Tequesta, FL
  • Juror’s Recognition – Jan Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art–Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL

2011

  • 1st Place – Boca Raton Museum of Art at Living Room Theater, FAU Campus, Boca Raton, FL
  • Juror’s Recognition – Oct Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art–Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Best in Show – Equinox at Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Pompano Beach, FL
  • People’s Choice – Equinox at Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Pompano Beach, FL
  • Award of Excellence – By Artist for Collectors at Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL
  • 3rd Place – Boca Days at Boca Raton Museum of Art – Artist Guild Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
  • Juror’s Recognition – June Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art–Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 3rd Place – Equilibrium at Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Pompano Bch, FL
  • Best in Show – Potters Guild Invitational at Broward College, Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Honorable Mention – Out of Hand at Florida Craftsmen, St Petersburg, FL
  • Judge’s Recognition – Tri  County Exhibit, Broward Art Guild ar At Serve,  Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Honorable Mention – Members Exhibit at Light House Art Center, Tequesta, FL
  • Juror’s Recognition – March Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art–Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 1ST Place – Jan/Feb Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art–Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Honorable Mention – Contempo at Light House Art Center, Tequesta, FL

2010

  • Juror’s Recognition – Dec/Jan Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art–Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 2nd Place – Rhapsody, Boca Raton Museum of Art at Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 1st Place – Nov/Dec Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art–Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Judge’s Recognition – Cornucopia at Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Pompano Bch, FL
  • 3rd Place – Human Image, Broward Art Guild at Art Serve,  Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Juror’s Recognition – Oct/Nov Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art–Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • 1st Place – Sept Exhibit at Boca Raton Museum of Art – Artist Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
  • Judge’s Recognition – Summer Heat, Broward Art Guild at Art Serve,  Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • 1st Place – Carnaval on the Mile, Coral Gables, FL

2009

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

2008

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

2006

  • Judge’s Recognition – Just Perfect at Florida Craftsman, St Petersburg, FL
  • 1st Place – Potters Guild Invitational at Broward College, Ft Lauderdale, FL

2005

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

2003

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

1999

  • Merit Award – Potters Guild Invitational at Broward College, Ft Lauderdale, FL

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