Jack Troy is a potter, teacher, and writer, from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, U.S. where he taught at Juniata College for 39 years. He has taught more than 240 workshops in the U. S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, and other countries, and has worked at the Institute of Ceramic Studies, Jingdezhen, China; he was an Invited Artist at Japan’s Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. His education in ceramics has included visiting 26 countries. Having published over 90 articles in ceramics publications, he also wrote Salt Glazed Ceramics, Woodfired Stoneware and Porcelain, and Calling the Planet Home, (poems), and Inscapes – a limited edition tribute to his friend, David Shaner. His work has been exhibited widely, and is in numerous collections, public and private, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery, Auckland (NZ) Museum of Art, Kalamazoo (Michigan) Institute of Art and Alfred University. He received the 2012 NCECA (National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts) Excellence in Teaching Award, and gave the closing talk, “Anecdotal Evidence,” at the 49th NCECA conference in Providence, Rhode Island, in 2015.