In Furniture Conservation Since 1970


European Study Trip
Rome, Florence, Perugia, Orvietto, Deruta, Sienna, Athens and Ancient Sites in the Aegean
Summer, 2005

French Marquetry Techniques Seminar
Frick Collection, Metropolitan Museum with Yannick Chastang
New York University
March 2004

18th Century Methods of Furniture Decorations
Colonial Williamsburg Seminar
Williamsburg, VA, Jan 2003

Participant in A.I.C. Wooden Artifacts Group
French Furniture Tour
Mellon Foundation Grant
Paris and six other French cities, May 2001

Gilded Metals Symposium
Andrew Oddy, Brian Consodine et al
Richmond, VA 1995

Enzymes, gels and Cleanings, and Introduction to Fluorescent Microscopy
John Brown University, Richards Wolbers
Siloam Springs, Arkansas, 1991

Smithsonian Furniture Conservation Training Program
Coatings and Consolidants for Furniture Conservation
Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 1998

Smithsonian Furniture Conservation Training Program
Adhesives for Furniture Conservation
Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Smithsonian Furniture Conservation Training Program
Methods of Examination, Analysis, and Documentation of Furniture
Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Anderson Ranch, National Woodworking Symposium
Wendell Castle, Sam Maloof, Jonathan Fairbanks, et al.
Aspen, Colorado 1986

Anderson Ranch
Finishes, George Frank
Woodworking Workshops, Tage Frid
Aspen, Colorado, 1984

Northwood Institute of Contemporary Art
Cedar Hill, Texas 1970-1971

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tuition Scholarship, 1966-1969
Cadwallader Landscape Prize, 1967

Atelier Chapman Kelly
Private Study
Dallas, Texas, 1964-1965

Cooke County College
Gainesville, Texas, 1963-1964

Papers Presented

Traditional French methods in restoration of a 1720’s Andre Charles Bouelle Bas d’ Amoire, AIC Conference, Arlington, VA 2003

Restoration of the Rosedown Bed for the Dallas Museum of Art AIC Conference, Dallas, TX 2001

Treatment of an 1876 Walnut Sideboard for the Dallas Museum of Art, AIC Conference, Nashville, Tennessee 1997


Furniture Conservation in Paris, Refinishing magazine 2001

Rosewood Adios, Report on the removal of Brazillian Rosewood from World Trade, Fine Woodworking Magazine, 1997


The Flower Mound, Flower Mound, Texas A History and Field Guide to the Flowers and Grasses Donning Publishing Co., 2004


The Rosedown Bed
Gallery Talk, Dallas Museum of Fine Art
Dallas, Texas, 2001

Furniture Conservation in France
Texas Museum Association
Dallas, Texas 2001

Furniture Conservation
McFaddin Ward House
Beaumont, Texas 2001

Furniture Woods of the World
Botanical Research Institute
Fort Worth, Texas, 1998

Burl Mesquite Veneer
Texas Mesquite Association
Boerne, Texas, 1998

Maintenance of Furniture Collections
Texas Museum Association Conference
Dallas, Texas 1998

Historic Cabinet Woods
North Texas Woodworkers Association
Dallas, Texas 1999

Professional Associations

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artisic Works, Professional Associate

Texas Mesquite Association

Community Service

Environmental Conservation Commission
Flower Mound, Texas, 2006

Flower Mound Tree Board
Founding Chairman
Tree City, USA, 1988

Mound Foundation
Native Prairie Preserve, 1996 – Present

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