Ben Krupka is a studio artist and Associate Professor of Ceramics and Design at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Ben received his M.F.A. from Utah State University in 2002. Following graduate school he was a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation from 2003-2005 where his work focused primarily on wood fired functional pottery. Since that time Ben has taught many workshops nationally and internationally, at King Mongkut’s University of Technology and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand where he was resident artist and visiting faculty. His work has been exhibited in over 150 exhibitions; at galleries, art centers, colleges and museums and is held in a number of public and private collections. He regularly exhibits at Akar Gallery (IA), The Clay Studio of Philadelphia (PA), Ferrin Gallery (MA), among others. In his free time he can usually be found on his bike, the trail, or in the kitchen.