Ian Stetson , dedicated ceramicist originally from Weaverville, graduated from Southern Oregon Univ. and studied under Jim Romberg. He is inspired by the functionality of ceramics and providing beauty in people's daily lives. Ian says that he most likes and appreciates that ceramics uses all of the elements in the creative process: fire, water, earth, air and the human/creator as the ether. Stetson primarily works on the wheel, utilizing a broad array of natural elements in clay to produce different colors int he clay body to produce variety and contrast in his work.