Ben Krupka is a studio artist and Associate Professor of Ceramics at Bard College at Simon’s Rock where he has taught since 2005. Raised in Columbia, Maryland, he received his MFA from Utah State University and now lives in rural Western Massachusetts. Ben’s work is born from a need to be challenged, to design, craft, and create with his own two hands. Simple and functional in design yet sensual and visually unrefined, his pots record the evidence of human touch — the marks of the maker, the preservation of a moment. Through references to ceramic history, his pots pay homage to those that came before.