Bob Yost, Owner of Yost Pottery

Bob’s career in clay was inspired by his high school art teacher, Ms. Peggy Forman, who shared her passion for the medium of clay.  She introduced him to a Japanese firing technique called Raku, a unique firing process that yields metallic and crackled glaze results.

Bob subsequently received a BFA in ceramics from The University of Akron’s School of Art in 1985. After spending time in the art world in New York City from 1983 to 1984, Bob returned home to graduate and become the resident potter at Hale Farm and Village from 1985 to 1987, reproducing 19th century salt-glazed ware.

Bob taught credited and non-credited classes at The University of Akron’s School of Art from 1987 to 1996. In 1995, Bob established Yost Tile, a handmade custom ceramic tile production facility. That same year he also started Middlebury Pottery School and the Ohio Canal Clay Guild.

To learn more about Bob’s experience, explore his resume.

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