Dan Schmitt went to college intending to become a biologist. In his junior year, however, he studied ceramics in Japan, and after graduating in 1996 he began a master’s program in fine arts at Kent State University.
Christian Burchard is primarily a sculptor, but he is also an experienced house builder and furniture designer. He enjoys direct contact with wood and uses a variety of tools to create different textures.
Richard Notkin has produced art to express his feelings about technology, war, and the environment ever since he was a student in the 1970s. The artist reuses many images in his work such as hearts, skulls, lightbulbs, and dice.
Susan Thayer is known for her delicate and elaborately painted porcelain teapots. She first began to make her one-of-a-kind pots in 1990, after becoming frustrated working as a production potter.