Bryan Hopkins, hailing from Philadelphia, PA, now calls Buffalo, NY his home. His academic journey started at West Chester University of PA, where he initially pursued mathematics before eventually earning an MFA in Ceramics from SUNY at New Paltz. Bryan has passionately worked in the realm of porcelain as a studio potter since 1990, focusing his research on both utilitarian and sculptural vessels. Bryan also shares his expertise as a teacher at Niagara County Community College and has curated renowned ceramics exhibitions both nationally and locally. His distinctive work has graced various group and solo shows across the country, including the prestigious NCECA Clay National Biennial. With a prolific career, Bryan’s contributions, research, and writings have been featured in numerous esteemed magazines and books. Additionally, Bryan is a founding member of the online ceramics group, Objective Clay, and a distinguished New York Foundation on the Arts Fellow in Craft.