Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
Department Administrator

Trish joined the Iowa JPEC team in March of 2012, as department administrator, upon moving to Iowa City from Orlando, FL. She launched Trish Whidby Studios in 2003, a mural and faux painting company, while competing her BFA at the University of Central Florida. In 2017, she transitioned this business to ceramics creating both functional and sculptural work. She is competing in international competitions, selling her work at art festivals and is working towards marketing and sales through online platforms. In January of 2018, Trish was accepted into the International Cone Box Show, in conjunction with the National Conference for the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA), and won one of six purchase awards. She also serves on the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) Member's council since 2017.


BFA in Ceramics, University of Central Florida, 2008