Consultant Ceramist, the Society for Health, Education, the Environment and Peace., Jogjakarta, Indonesia. August and September 2008. Trained in production of pottery water filters and pot-tery cook stoves (rocket stoves)..For training videos go to, www.YouTube.com/purifiercandle .
Consultant Ceramist, the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, Kabul, Afghanistan, April to June 2008. Made recommendations for improved strength of pottery, and improved fir of glazes, indicating these improvements. April to June 2008.
Consultant Ceramist, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (mcc.gov). Undertook capacity building mission in Morocco, writing subsequent recommendations (which were subsequently approved). Recommendations have been for Morocco’s approx. 1,000 potteries. Presented prospective kiln designs, per pottery; charcoal briquetting options for crushed olive pit waste; development of local glazes, and other ceramic fabrication methodologies. March to July, 2007.
Consultant Ceramist, the Eastleigh Community Centre, Nairobi Kenya. Assisted a local pottery in beginning production of pottery water filters, as per the website above. Trained local potters in the production of pottery water filters. 2005, ’06 and ’07.
Consultant Ceramist, Winrock International. Undertook mission to N’Djamena, Chad, to assist in development of environmentally responsible, pottery cook stoves. Assisted a Chadian manufacturer in beginning production. April and June, 2007.
Ceramist, d.b.a. Silver Ceramic Systems. Professional emphasis on water and sanitation applications for low income populations of the southerly nations. Continuing development of silver treated, potter water purifiers. Adaptation to a US$2.50 system. 01/05 to present
Consultant Ceramist. Collaborating with International Development Enterprise, Nepal. Technical manager of the Pottery Water Purifier Project, insuring availability of low cost, appropriate water purifiers, for field use in vulnerable communities of Nepal. August 2002 to August 2004.
Consultant Ceramist, Enterprise Works, Ghana, Accra, Ghana. Working with Ghanaian ceramic manufacturers to gain capacity in production of fuel efficient, ceramic cook stoves. March/ April 2003.
Consultant Ceramist, collaborating with International Development Enterprise, Bangladesh. May to August 2002. Built capacity of Bangladeshi team, for production of ‘pottery water purifier media,’ as well as for concentrated colloidal silver (disinfectant).
Consultant Ceramist. The Arsenic Research Group, Dhaka, Bangladesh. August 2000 to May 2002. Developing a silver saturated, ceramic water purifier candle. Overseeing purifier and research production.
Consultant Ceramist. Enterprise Works, Senegal, Dakar, Senegal. Observing production of fuel efficient, ceramic cook stoves and writing assessment. July 2000.
Consultant Ceramist. Ceramiques d’Afrique d’Abidjan. Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Sept. 1998 to July 2000. Developing a silver saturated, ceramic water purifier candle that is easy to produce, low cost and sustainable.
Co-Director / Founder. Ceramiques d’Afrique, Training Center, Gbottoye, N’zerekore, Guinea. Nov. 1996 to Aug. 1998. Developing products: stoneware, light weight concrete roof tiles, water filters and an appropriate technology foundry. Introduced cook stoves widely, to use 50% of wood fuel previously used.
Appropriate Technology Consultant. the American Refugee Committee, N’zerekore, Guinea. August 1997 to July 1998. Training Guineans and Liberian and Sierra Leonian refugees in appropriate technology and ceramics. (see above)
Consultant. Nairobi University, Housing and Building Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya. July to Oct. 1996.
Consultant, Western Ceramic Industries, Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya. May to Oct. 1996.
Consultant. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Nairobi, Kenya. Jan. to Apr. 1996. Conducted an assessment of Kenya’s ceramic industry, and strategies for its development.
Consultant. Khartoum University, Building and Roads Research Institute, Khartoum, Sudan. Aug. to Dec. 1995.
United Nations Volunteer, Ceramic Designer and Trainer. El Obeid Vocational Centre, El Obeid, Sudan. July 1994 to July 1995. Worked in a Women in Development (WID) program with Sudanese ceramists on income generating projects.
Founder / Manager. ATTIC, Northampton, Mass., USA. Sept. 1992 to July 1994. Consulted in ceramic processes. Fabricated production equipment. Made available ceramic technical papers.
Consultant. Sponsored by U.S. Peace Corps and Jamaican government, Kingston, Jamaica. Oct. 1993. Demonstrated for Jamaican ceramists an air-release, ceramic press, subsequently sold to Jamaican government.
Visiting artist. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Ceramics Department. Sept. 1992 to May 1993.
Instructor. The Guild Studio School, Northampton, MA, and conducted workshops at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Parsons School of Design, and numerous secondary schools and craft centers. May 1991 to July 1994.
Self-employed ceramic designer. Sept. 1991 to Sept. 1992. Piloted production of improved ceramic industrial dies.
Consultant. Assisted Costan Rican and Nicaraguan ceramists. Jan. 1991 and May 1990.
Citizens’ organizer and fund raiser. Clean Water Action, Northampton, Mass., Feb. 1990 to Sept. 1991.
Self-employed ceramic designer. Geoplay, Main St., Andover, NY. May 1989 to Feb. 1990. Produced porcelain, flower containers.
Production Technician. New Frontiers of Alfred, NY. May 1988 to May 1989. Assisted in manufacture of ceramic tiles and tableware, and models, molds and dies.
Co-founder / Organizer. VITA / Alfred (Volunteers in Technical Assistance), Alfred University chapter. Sept. 1986 to May 1988. Consulting and providing information on appropriate technology for developing country ceramists.
Editor. The Ceramic Connection. VITA / Alfred newsletter. Sept. 1986 to May 1988.
Co-founder / Manager. Spectrum Inc., Monrovia, Liberia. 1977 to 1983. Fabricated stained glass windows for twelve Liberian churches, Episcopal, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Evangelical, etc. Trained Liberians in glass art and management.
Liberian government instructor of glass arts. Merged Educational Project, Robertsport, Liberia. 1976-77.
Instructor / Artist, Episcopal High School, Robertsport, Liberia. 1971 to 1977. Fabricated stained glass windows for four, Liberian Episcopal churches and for St. James Episcopal Church, Mt. Vernon, Virginia, USA.