Forrest Lesch-Middelton

Forrest Lesch-Middelton is an educator, advocate, and artist with a body of work that brings functional pottery and tile to life with rich political and cultural content. He invented a technique dubbed “volumetric image transfer,” where he transfers screen printed pattern and imagery onto the surfaces of his pots while they are still wet and on the wheel. In 2014, he was awarded the distinguished honor of Ceramic Artist of the Year by Ceramics Monthly magazine. He received a Master of Fine Arts from Utah State University in 2006, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1998.