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Chris: I was born in Springfield, Ohio and raised on a farm near town. I have made art all of my life. I hold a BFA in painting and ceramics from Miami University in Oxford Ohio. I was a studio potter for over 10 years in Springfield engaging in many art shows as well as one man and group exhibitions garnering numerous awards for excellence. Due to several factors, I left this life behind to train as an Art Therapist. Art as a solitary pursuit now needed to include others. I received a Master of Art Therapy degree from Wright State University in Dayton Ohio and have been a practicing board certified Art Therapist for the past 21 years. I currently work with populations with moderate to severe mental illness as well as addictions in Delaware. I have taught pottery for over 10 years on the community level in Ohio, Arizona, and Delaware. But I've never stopped making art and pots - it is soul work…

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  • Male
  • Born on November 12
  • Joined January 16, 2010

Favorite materials

Spirit mind ceramics sculpture printmaking drawing painting cartooning and any materials at all to make art with

About

Chris: I was born in Springfield, Ohio and raised on a farm near town. I have made art all of my life. I hold a BFA in painting and ceramics from Miami University in Oxford Ohio. I was a studio potter for over 10 years in Springfield engaging in many art shows as well as one man and group exhibitions garnering numerous awards for excellence. Due to several factors, I left this life behind to train as an Art Therapist. Art as a solitary pursuit now needed to include others. I received a Master of Art Therapy degree from Wright State University in Dayton Ohio and have been a practicing board certified Art Therapist for the past 21 years. I currently work with populations with moderate to severe mental illness as well as addictions in Delaware. I have taught pottery for over 10 years on the community level in Ohio, Arizona, and Delaware. But I've never stopped making art and pots - it is soul work.

Denise: Denise has also made art all of her life. Born and raised in San Diego CA, her paintings and ceramics are a reflection of her Native American heritage. Denise has been handbuilding ceramics for 11 years. Her creations exhibit a natural flair towards organic and spontaneous expression.

Nathen: Nathen was born and raised in Tucson AZ and developed a love for pottery in high school. When his mother met and married Chris, Nathen's desire to make pots was realized. Nathen hasworked as a certified small engine repair specialist as well as a potter. His work reflects a sturdiness and simplicity that is endearing those who buy his ware. It needs to be noted that Nathen is a person with borderline intellectual functioning as well as Autism (not asperger's). Nathen's proficiency in wheelthrown ceramics is more developed than over half of those who make pottery. He is currently beginning to make high-quality speaker systems from scratch to sell to the public, hopefully including selling on Etsy. Nathen is to be commended on his courage to overcome adversity and stigma.

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