Woodman studied at the prominent Alfred University, School for American Craftsman, Alfred, New York, 1948-1950. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to Florence, Italy in 1966; the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1980 and 1986; Bellagio Study Center, Italy in 1995; and the Visionary Award of The American Craft Museum, New York City, New York. She taught at the University of Colorado from 1979-1998 and is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Colorado. Woodman was a visiting artist at the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York and Scripps College, Claremont, California in 1977. She also was a pottery teacher and administrator for the City of Boulder Recreation Department from 1958 until 1974. Woodman?s numerous solo and group exhibitions have included the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri, the Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work is in many collections worldwide including the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana; the Carnegie-Mellon Institute, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; the Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.-The piece was purchased directly from the artist.