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Nicholas Bonner

American, b. 1954

Bonner was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has continued to live while teaching across the river at Northern Kentucky University for the past twenty-three years. Paul Bernhardt, his high school teacher, mentored Bonner, Chris Staley (see Teapot and Bowl, 1988) and Malcolm Mobuto Smith (see L’Ocean Cloud Cup, 2005). prompting them to become ceramists, as well encouraging all of them to attend the renowned program at Alfred University. Bonner received his BFA at Alfred in 1978. After his MFA from Ohio University in 1981, he had several jobs and participated in many workshops before accepting a position at Utah State University for four years (1985 to 1989), where he worked with John Neely and Larry Elsner (see the exhibition case with their work). He was recently named director of the Galleries for the Clay Alliance space at the Pendleton Art Center, which houses 150 potters in Cincinnati

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