USA Projects

I’ve lived in San Francisco for over 22 years so most of my community projects have been conducted here. Since 2003 I have been carrying out grant funded and commissioned projects.

The Mud Bus

San Francisco, 2002-2012

The Mud Bus is a mobile ceramic studio, contained in a bus and fully equipped with all the tools needed to conduct classes.

Cultural Collaboration Mural

San Francisco, 2008

The Cultural Collaboration Mural at Boys & Girls, Ernest Ingold Clubhouse on 1950 Page Street began in 2007. Funded with a grant from the San Francisco Arts commission. Six mosaic murals were installed on the walls outside the clubhouse in summer 2008.

The Trust for Public Land

San Francisco, 2007

The Trust for Public Land is a national non-profit organization. In 2007 I was invited to participate on a project to renovate a city park at Arkansas and 21st streets in Potrero Hill. I worked with students from the Downtown High School who designed ceramic medallions, which were placed in the pathway of the park.

The Cunnicle, De Young Museum

San Francisco, 2006

I was the artist in residence at the De Young Museum, in January 2006. During this residency I set up a ceramic studio in the Kimball Education gallery and began work to construct “The Cunnicle” an 11x10x10 ft earth structure that represented a womb – in which were planted our seeds, hopes and dreams for the future.

Mosaic Bench

Portrero Hill, San Francisco, 2006

In 2005 I was awarded the individual artist grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission to create on a mosaic bench with youth at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. Work began in the summer of 2006. This was my first permanent and public artwork.

The Toolshed with S.L.U.G.

San Francisco, 2004

In 2003 I took an African Architecture class at City College in San Francisco. It was during this time that my interest in the ethical reasons for building with sustainable materials began to grow, as well as the sheer beauty and magnificence of hand built communities.

The Wide House Project

San Francisco, 2003

In 2003 I wrote my first grant to San Francisco Arts Commission to conduct “The Wide House Project” with kids in San Francisco. By some miracle, I got it!!  I asked the children to help me design a building for the art center in Mozambique.

De Young Museum Demo

San Francisco, 2003

In 2003 I worked with Artist Paul Lanier on a demonstration at the De Young Museum’s topping off party. We worked in Golden Gate Park, (across from the new De Young site) to produce a monumental scale ceramic sculpture.