I hold a Bachelor of Fine arts degree from the Philadelphia College of Art now the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA with continuing study in ceramics and clay arts at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine and Alfred University, Alfred NY. My work experience has been as Exhibits Designer with the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Design Consultant for American Olean Tile Company, Landsdowne, PA, Interior Designer with three major architectural firms, and institutional and residential projects as an Associate with Diversified Interior Design Associates, Philadelphia, PA.
My teaching experience has been of graduate level design at Drexel University and Junior and Senior level design at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Classical Art and Sculpture in Florence, Italy through Trenton State University, Trenton, NJ, Design at San Diego State University, the Community Colleges of Cuyamaca and Southwestern in California and Ceramics at Clay Associates, San Diego CA.
Publication of my work is included:
- Ceramics in America, Robert Hunter Editor, 2008.
- "PROFILES" a 30 minute video interview with Mark Elliott Lugo made by San Diego City TV 24.
- Conversations on Beauty video taped panel discussion, Western Behavioral Sciences Institute, La Jolla, CA.
- California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
- Ceramic Artists of San Diego
- The San Diego Art Institute
- The San Diego Public Library
- The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla
- Clay Associates
- Nine times first prize winner of the annual Sculpture Division, Imperial Beach Sand Sculpture Competition, Imperial Beach, CA.
My work has been included:
- The Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York City
- The permanent collections of the Norfolk Art Museum, Norfolk Virginia
- The United States Information Agency traveling exhibitions
Work in Private Collections:
- The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, PA
- The Coleman Clinic of the University of Pennsylvania
- Bryn Mawr College
- Pennsylvania State University, College Park, PA
- Automatic Retailers of America
- Gwynedd Mercy College, Gwynedd, PA
- St. John of God, Westfield Grove, NJ
- The Gentry Corporation, San Diego, CA
- The Starkey Corporation, Michigan
- The Koll Company Irvine, CA