Jesse earned a bachelor’s degree in K-12 Art Education at Central Michigan University, where he concentrated on the ceramic arts. He taught ceramics at the high school level for 4 years in Michigan and Wisconsin, before moving back to Michigan to be the Marketing Director at Cran-Hill Ranch. Jesse loves teaching people of all ages, and sharing his passion for clay. When he is not teaching, he enjoys getting his hands dirty! He makes his own functional work on the potter’s wheel, builds kilns to explore alternative firing methods with gas, wood, and paper, and develops his own glazes.