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2003, 04,05 Motivational Systems, mosaic murals used for signage, 3' x 5' Ca
2003 Allen Residence, San Diego, CA , 29" x 36" Hand painted tiles of Carmel Mission Church
1999 Larry Flynt Residence, Beverly Hills, CA, Hand-painted tiles for kitchen wall
1999 Sunset View Elementary, S.D.,CA, tile signage for fund raising tribute wall, SD, CA
1998, 99 Motivational Systems, 30" oval hand painted tile murals for housing development signage, SD, CA
1997 Storer Residence, custom designs for kitchen bar and walls - abstract, figurative, & fun, SD,CA
1996 Nicholsons residence, 2'x3' tile mural - still life with bread & fruit, S.D. CA
1995 John Carney residence, (SD Charger player) custom tiles for kitchen, Del Mar, CA
1995 Sew n' Sew, various 3-D custom ceramic forms, with Marble installation, S. D., CA
1995 Islands Restaurant/Morena Tile - 8 2' x 3' tile murals logo flower, Palm Desert, CA
1994 Ann Corren, Lucitas Mexican Restaurant - custom logo tiles ( red peppers) S.D. CA
1994 Dr. Tom Cummings, - 7' tile mural 2 dolphins jumping jacuzzi & pool side, S D, CA
1993-4 Public Arts Advisory Council, County of San Diego, CA - Grant awarded
to produce tiles for the Mesa College Child Development Center.
1993 Charco Construction, San Diego, CA - 50 custom hand-painted tiles
1993 Chicks Franchising - Create custom plaster mold with logo design
produced 400 tiles for "Chicks Natural Restaurant", Richmond, Virginia
1993 Johanson Residence, San Diego, CA - porcelain tiles hand-painted with Mexican designs for pool installation
1992 Fuller Residence, Alpine, CA. - hand-painted tiles throughout kitchen remodel
1991 Larry Flynt Residence, Beverly Hills, CA - 47 sq ft. hand-painted floor
tiles for kitchen remodel - matching cabinet & wall murals.
1990 Larry Flynt Residence, Beverly Hills, CA - 11 Tile murals - 110 sq. ft.
hand-painted floral designs installed with new landscape construction.
1989 Dr. John Conrad, Mesa College, San Diego. CA - Worked with a small group
to produce 400 tiles for a pool surround.
1989 Private residence, Hamika Construction, Jamul, CA - 8 tile murals duplicating
the ancient gates to Babylon, Egypt.
1989 La Haye Residence, Del Mar, CA - Custom tiles for patio
1989 Ray Rowan, San Diego, CA - 2 stoneware planters 18" x 20"
1988 Peterson Residence, San Diego, CA - Tile mural to go on Jacuzzi wall
overlooking pool with waterfall. 4' x 2'
1988 Kendrick Residence, San Diego, CA - Mural and trim tiles for kitchen
1988 Design Center, Old Town, San Diego, CA - 150 hand-painted 4" tiles with
Mexican bird to match fabric
1987 Yucca Valley Feed, Yucca Valley, CA - Tile mural of the store front
1987 Henry Residence, Coronado Cays, San Diego, CA - Contractor - Delphi Group
Tiles glazed to match wallpaper in new kitchen.
1987 Bill Layson, V.P. of S.A.I.C. (Corporation that designed the Stars & Stripes Yacht)
Tile Mural of yacht, 3' x 4' using 4 1/4" tiles, mounted/framed. Created to hang in S.A.I.C. offices in McClean, VA
1997 Mesa College, San Diego, CA - graduated with AA in Fine Art, Ceramics with honors
1996 Publication of "Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges"
2001 Publication of "Who’s Who Among American Business Executives"
1995-97 5 Academic Scholarships from Mesa College (1995,1996,1997)
1995 Outstanding Student Award from Mesa School of Humanities
1985-87 Midway Education Center, San Diego, CA
1972 Sawyer College of Business, San Diego, CA - Scholarship Award
1971 Graduated from San Diego High, San Diego, CA
2008 Wrote and received several grants for REC Charter School - art classes at my studio.
Opened new business in Riddle, OR - Clay Potential Pottery, artist studio
2006 Authored article in new book, “Fired up with Raku”, by Irene Poulten
2000 Volunteer - Artists Advisory committee with SD Schools Visual & Performing Arts
1999-2000 Volunteer - Mudfest Organizer, locate judges & celebrities, media relations
1998 Article published in May issue Ceramics Monthly, "Clayarters Internet show"
1997-2001 Mesa College Ceramic Dept. / Lab Technician, Independent Contractor
1994-97 Mesa College Ceramic Dept. Positions: Teachers Aide, Student work study
1994 Teaching "Designs in Tile" Class at Ceramic Art/Distributors, San Diego, CA
1993 Producing "Sealife" tile series for Southwestern Tile & Marble, San Diego, CA
1993 Volunteer- National Ceramic Conference, S.D.,CA - Bus coordinator to 50+exhibits
1992 Voluntary fund raising for C.A.S.D. member show, awards & catalog
1990 Intensive glaze testing for Dr. John Conrad, Mesa College, San Diego, CA
1986-2006 Started own business - "Ratliff Tile Design", hand painting ceramic tile murals.
*Added husband to business in 1988 when he became a licensed tile contractor.
1986 Administrative Assistant, Cooper Ceramic Tile, San Diego, CA
1972-84 Variety of jobs including: Receiving clerk, secretarial, waitress, cross country
truck driver with husband, and pioneer (built a log cabin on primitive homestead)
Selected Exhibitions / Shows:
2002, 05,06 Small Image Show, Gallery 21, Spanish Village Art Center, S D, CA purchase award
“Potluck” juried exhibit by the SD Potters Guild, Gallery 21,
2003 SD Artists and their Mentors - invited as selected mentor, Award, Balboa Park, S D CA
1999 Del Mar Fair Fine Art show, Del Mar, CA - Honorable Mention
1998 Ceramics: Viewpoint '98, National show at Grossmont College, San Diego, CA
1997, 98 Del Mar Fair Fine Art show, Del Mar, CA - First Place Awards (both years)
1997, 98 1st Annual Clayarters International, Naples, Maine
1996, 97,98 C.A.S.D. Annual Show, Gallery Alexander, La Jolla, CA
1996 Teapot Show, Gallery Alexander, La Jolla, CA
1995 Clairemont Art Guild, Mesa Competition, San Diego, CA - First Place Award
1995 C.A.S.D. Annual Show, Signature Gallery, San Diego, CA
1995 Current Clay, Gallery 8, La Jolla, CA
1994 S.D. Ceramic Association, National City, CA - Awards
1994 Born of Fire, Signature Gallery, San Diego, CA
1994 Current Clay, Bravo Gallery, San Diego, CA
1993 Earth & Fire, Bravo Gallery, San Diego, CA - 2 Tile Awards
1993 Tile Artists Association Group show, Old Town, San Diego, CA
1992 C.A.S.D. Annual Show, Faith Nightingales Gallery, San Diego, CA
1992, 95 Del Mar Fair, Fine Art Show, Del Mar, CA
1991 Rune Gallery, San Diego, CA - Solo Show
1991 Calif. Collegiate Ceramic Competition, Riverside College, CA - Award
1991 San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA - Feb, April, May, June, August shows
1991 Cova - 1st Group show, College Grove, San Diego, CA
1990 San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA - June & Nov. Show,
1990 Del Mar Fair, Fine Art Show, Del Mar, CA - Award
1990 CASD Annual Show, Faith Nightingales, San Diego, CA
1990, 91, 92 Small Image Gallery 21, Spanish Village, San Diego, CA
1988 Del Mar Holiday Faire, Del Mar, CA - Awards
1988 Del Mar Fair, Home Art Show, Del Mar, CA - Special Award
1987 Mesa College, Student Show, San Diego, CA
1987 Del Mar Fair, Home Art Show, Del Mar, CA - 1st Place Ceramics Award-Tiles
Umpqua Valley Art Association,
Thistleberries, Main St., Riddle, OR
Coffee Clutch & Gallery, Main St., Myrtle Creek
SD Potters Guild, San Diego, CA
Circa a.d. San Diego, Ca
Pottery by Celia Naples, Maine
CASD Gallery San Diego, CA
past & present:
Riddle Chamber of Commerce since 2007
member of Riddle Art Guild, Riddle, OR - President 2008
Umpqua Valley Arts
Ceramic Artists of
San Diego Potters Guild of