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Chris Arsendorf

Chris has an MFA and is on staff at the Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas.
Peter Beasecker

Peter recieved his MFA from Alfred University and a BS from Miami University (Ohio). In 1992, he joined the faculty of the SMU Meadows School of the Arts and lef in 2010 for a professorship at Syracuse University School fo Art. He is well known for his Basket Carrier peices that hold mulitple sets of cups and have been compared to the classic beauty of Shaker designs.
Seth Cardew

Son of the influential potter, Michael Cardew, Seth studied painting at the Chelsea School of Art. He then spent 10 years working at Pinewood, Elstree and Sheperton Studios. He tooke over running Wenford Bridge after Michael's death in 1983. In 2005, he moved the pottery from England to Spain where he still offers workshops.
Mary Louise Carter

Mary Lou has her MFA from Alfred University and her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. She was the resident potter at the Vermont State Craft Center for four years and then taught at Pennsylvania State University. Since 2000, she has taught ceramics and design at Lousisiana Tech University where she holds the Lyles Endowed Professorship in Ceramics.

Doug Casebeer

Doug has been directing the ceramics and sculpture program at Anderson Ranch since 1985. He runs the facility and teaches workshops in pottery, plaster mold making, kiln technologies and bronze casting.
Linda Cordell

Linda recieved her MFA from LSU and her BFA from Alfred University. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. She is known for her sculptural porcelain pieces that reflect the style of the Victorian Staffordshire porcelain.
Phillip Cornelius

Phillip is best known for perfecting his "thin-ware" process with a focus on clay and porcelain teapots with added sculptural elements.
Josh DeWeese

Josh holds an MFA from Alfred University and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. He was Resident Director of the Archie Bray Foundation from 1992 - 2006 and currently teaches at Montana State University. Josh is known for the fluidity of his pieces and use of wood and salt/soda firings for the glaze process.

Eddie Dominguez

Eddie has degrees from both ALfred University and the CLeveland Institute of Art. He is a professor at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He is well known for his highly decorated dinnerware and larger-scale torsos and rosaries with landscape-like decoration.
Birthe Flexner

Birthe apprenticed with John Atlee, 1970-72 and studied at the Kansas City Arts Institutue, 1990-91. Birthe has taught at City Arts Center and Classen Pottery in OKC, the Dallas Craft Guild, Nordsjaellandske Keramikere, Denmark, and at the Firehouse.
Julia Galloway

Julia recieved her MFA from the University of Colorado in Boulder and her BFA from Alfred University. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation and at Anderson Ranch. She is currently Chair of the School of Art and Professor at the University of Montanta.
Dan Gegen

Dan graduated from Wichita State University in 1989 and is an insturctor at the Wichita Center for the Arts. He is well-known for his multi-textured works created from slabs.
John Gill

John received his MFA from Alfred University and his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. He is currently Professor of Ceramic Art at Alfred University and is well known for his thrown and sculptured teapots and his painterly surface treatments.
Silvie Granatelli

Silvie recieved her MFA from Montana State University and her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. She has taught at Virginia Tech and Berea College; she currently resides in Virginia.
Don Hammett

Don received his MFA from Alfred University and his BFA from the University of Kansas. He taught at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas since 1974 where hi is Professor and Chairman of the Art Department. He maintinas a private studio where he produces architectural ceramic sculpture as well as functional ceramics.
Sarah Jaeger

Sarah has her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and her BA from Harvard. She has taught at Pmona College, the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sarah chooses to work in porcelain as the most durable clay for functional ware. She is partial to the depth added to the glazes by the whiteness and translucency of the clay body.
Gail Kendall

Gail is best known for her use of decorated red earthenware (terracotta) and lowfire whiteware claybodies. Her handbuilding techniques are influenced by European and Middle Eastern pottery traditions from the 13th - 18th centuries. Gail teaches at the University of Nebraska-LIncoln.
James Lawton

Jim earned his MFA in Ceramics at LSU, Baton Rouge and his Bachelors in Constructive Design at Florida State University. He was twice awarded the National Ednowment Arts Fellowship. James joined the faculty at UMass Dartmouth in 1998, where he is Associate Professor of Ceramics.
Andrew Martin

Andrew earned his MFA from Alfred University and his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. His book, "The Essential Guide to Mold Making and Slip Casting," has become the standard text on the subject.
Frank Martin

Frank earned his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts, the Rhode Island School of Design, SUNY @ New Paltz. He was Dept Director at the Chautauqua School of Art, Worcester Center for Crafts.
Danny Meisinger

Danny studdied ceramics at the University of Kansas. He left college to set up his own business, Spinning Earth Pottery, in Gardner, Kansas. Danny is known for his skill at creating super-large vessels and for his decorative carving.
Pete Pinnell

Pete earned his MFA inceramics at the University of Colorado and his BFA at Alfred University. He taught at Kansas City Art Institute and then joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska in 1995. Pete has long been inspired by early Chinese pottery and has done extensive research into their techniques and glazes.
David Regan

David has his MFA from Alfred University and his BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. David is known for his decorative sgraffito drawings on both functional and sculptural cermic pieces.
Don Reitz

Don earned his MFA at Alfred Unviersity and taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, for 26 years. He is famous worldwide for his textured surfaces and his massive, megalithic forms. DOn has received numerous recognition and awards for his work; his work can be found in collections worldwide.
Edwardo Sandoval

Based in Bo--GOta, Columbia, Edwardo learned the La Chamba techniques from his grandfather when he was a boy. He went on to study painting and scultpure but has continued the techniques for creating the black and/or red ceramic pieces of his youth and melded them with techniques learned in academic training.
Bobby Silverman

Bobby received his MFA from Alfred Unviersity and his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. He has tuaght at LSU, Arizona State, and the Massachusetts College of Art. In 2007, he joined the 92nd Street Y as Director of the Ceramic Art Center.
Gay Smith

Gay holds an AB in General Studies from Harvard University and also studied ceramics at UMass-Dartmouth and the University of Ore--GOn. She established her studio in Bakersville, NC in 1994, where she presently resides. She is known for single-firing her porcelain ware in a cone 10 soda kiln.
Lana Wilson

Lana is known for her handbuilt works, which frequently include unexpected compartments, and use intricate textures and slip decoration. Lana i based in Del Mar, California. She writes a regular column for Clay Times and teaches at Mesa College.