Favorite teachers I have studied or worked with in person:

John Nussbaum
Glassmasters Guild, NY (glass painting instructor who
subbed for Albinus Elskus)
Armelle LeRoux
Owner Atelier LeRoux, San Francisco Bay Area CA (glass painting)
Delinda VanneBrightyn
Taos Institute for the Glass Arts, Taos NM (glass casting)
Catherine Widgery/Widgery Studio
Cambridge MA  (Public Artist, multimedia)
S. Tucker Cooke, 
Professor Emeritus in the Arts at UNC
Asheville, NC (fine arts, glass artist)
Jos Van der Meer

Asheville, NC (fine arts)
Dianne Cable
Asheville, NC (fine artist)
Elma Johnson
Asheville NC (ceramic artist)
Tony Bradley
Asheville NC (printmaker, fine artist)
Guy Cooper
Asheville NC (Classical languages)
Bill Thurman
Asheville NC (Classical languages)

Neon John
Raleigh NC (neon glass artist)
Ellen Holding
Raleigh NC (calligraphic artist, graphic designer)
Harrell Sign Company
Raleigh NC  (sign painting, neon)

Ann Hechle
Bath, UK (calligraphic artist)
Michael Harvey  (studio visit only)
Dorset, UK (author, font designer, letterer, carver)
Sir Donald Jackson  (studio visit)
Wales (scribe to Queen Elizabeth,( calligrapher extraordinaire and ideator/creator of The St. John’s Bible)
Peter Thornton
Lichfield, UK and Chatanooga, TN (calligrapher)
Michael Hughey
Asheville NC (calligrapher)
(founder of CLAS: Carolina Lettering Arts Society)
Monique Lallier  (studio visit)
Summerfield NC (designer bookbinder, book artist)
Reggie Ezzell
Chicago, IL (calligrapher, illuminator)
Sheila Waters
Gaithersburg, MD, originally UK (calligrapher)
Denys Taipale
Big Sky, MT (calligrapher)
Nancy Culmone
California (calligrapher)
Mark van Stone
California (scribe, author and historian)
Georgia Angelopoulos
Victoria, BC (calligrapher, artist, historian)
Anne Cowie 
Belmont, NC (artist, scribe, book artist)
Joyce Teta
Winston-Salem, NC (artist, scribe, book artist)
Thomas Ingmire
California (scribe, fine artist/designer, author)
John Stevens 
Winston-Salem, NC (scribe, designer, author)
Laurie Doctor
Louisville KY (scribe, fine artist, book artist)
Yves Leterme
Bruges, Belgium (scribe, fine artist, author)

Randy Pijoan
San Luis CO (printmaker, fine artist)

John Wolfe

Oklahoma City OK (watercolor artist/sculptor)
Pat Wolf 
Taos NM/Albuquerque NM (watercolor artist)
Nancy Baldricka
Colorado Springs, CO/Avondale, AZ (watercolor artist)

Favorite teachers I have studied with online:
Alyson Stanfield
Golden, CO
Jane Dunnewold
San Antonio, TX (textile artist, author)
Williams & Byrne
Church Farm Studios, Stanton Lacy, Ludlow, Shropshire UK (glass painting)

I have worked in a variety of interesting fields where I have always been fascinated with the subject matter at hand, for instance:

Research Librarian @ Burroughs Wellcome (now Glaxo Wellcome), RTP, NC
Associate Designer @ Planning & Design Assoc., PA,  Raleigh NC
Owner@ Parrish Studios, Downtown Raleigh NC
Instructor @ City of Raleigh Sertoma Arts Center, Raleigh NC
Artist/Illustrator@ NC College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh NC
Marketing Manager/Art Director @ NC Department of Transportation
Senior Designer @ Seer Technologies
SAS Publishing Creative Strategist, Corporate Communications Creative Project Manager @ SAS Institute Inc.
Owner/Art Director @ Isis Design, Inc.
IT Manager @ Crawford Technical Services Inc.
Owner/Manager/Art Director @ Cate Crawford Studio


A few of my favorite studying/learning places over the years:
Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, WY
NCSU School of Design Library, Raleigh NC
Holburne Museum, Calligraphy Centre, Bath UK
UNC Wilson Library, Chapel Hill NC
NC Archives & History
Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, England
Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK
Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham NC
Old Trail Town, Cody WY
Nicolas Fechin House, Taos, NM
Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC