Bachelor, Montana State University, 1964. Master of Fine Arts, Alfred (New York ) University, 1969.
Ceramic designer, Pacific Stoneware, Inc., Portland, Oregon, 1964; industrial design sculptor, General Motors Styling Staff, Warren, Michigan, 1965-1966; staff designer, Shuron-Continental, Division Textron Corporation, Rochester, New York, 1967; assistant professor ceramics and design, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1969-1970; designer in residence, Blenko Glass Company, Inc., Milton, West Virginia, 1970-1974; associate master design, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and glass, Georgian College Art and Technological, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, 1976-1977; artist in residence, Kanawha County Continuing Education Program, Charleston, West Virginia, 1976-1977; artist, Cleveland Institute Art Summer Sessions, 1989, 97. Guest lecturer Cleveland Institute Art, 1995-1997.
Married Margie Lynette Hay, September 9, 1962 (divorced June 1970). 1 child, Shae Mikell Nickerson Elliott.