Born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii.
Takes sculpture lessons with Carl Massa
Works at ceramic production facility in wood-working mill;
meets ceramist and teacher Claude Horan there
Saturday classes at Honolulu Art School;
studies with Louis Pohl and Ralston Crawford
Attends University of Hawaii. Studies clay with Claude Horan,
design with Bert Carpenter, weaving with Hester Robinson
Teachers adult education evening classes at Honolulu YWCA.
Teachers part-time at Manoa grade school, Honolulu
Attends Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Studies clay with Maija Grotell, sculpture with Bill Mcvey,
weaving with Marianne Strengell
Receives student award for best clay student. Receives Mclnerny
Foundation grant with provision to teach in Hawaii at later
time 1953 Becomes assistant to Maija Grotell
Teaches summer sessions at Cranbrook Academy of Art
Teaches at University of Wisconsin (Madison) Art Department
as sabbatical replacement for Harvey Littleton
Eight-month trip to Japan. Visit folk potters, including Hamada,
Rosanjin and Kaneshige; invited to work in Kaneshige studio
Faculty member and head of ceramic department at Cleveland
Institute of Art.
Participates in Asilomar, first annual conference of
the American Craftsmen's Council
Teaches at Honolulu Academy of Art in fulfillment of Mclnerny
Foundation grant received in 1951
Receives Founder's Society Purchase Prize, Michigan Artist Show
Receives Potter Mellon Award, Cleveland, Ohio
Receives Best in Show award, Washington Kiln Club
Receives Cleveland (Ohio) Women's City Club Award;
Founder's Society Award, Michigan Artist Craftsmen Show;
Pemco Award, Syracuse
Establishes studio in Clinton, New Jersey
Leaves position at Cleveland Institute of Art and moves to Clinton,
Travels to Machu Picchu (Peru) and Bolivia
Faculty as Fellow of the American Craft Council
Receives national Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Receives Dickinson Art Award, Dickinson College, Carlisle,
Receives first New Jersey Governor's Award
Receives Honorary Ph.D.., Lewis and Clark Clark College,
Receives Living Treasure Award, Honolulu, Hawaii
Rolling Hills Girl Scout Council, Bridgewater, N.J.
"Women of Achievement"
Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA. "Honorary Degree"
Howard Behrman Award, Princeton, University, Princeton, N.J.
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, Honorary Doctor of Humane
New Jersey Pride Award, Morristown, N.J. "The Arts"
American Craft Center, New York, N.Y. "Gold Medal Award"
University of North Carolina, Wilmington, N.C.
"Human Treasure Award"