Richard Burkett has made pottery for over 40 years. Burkett established his own Wild Rose Pottery in 1973 on a farm near Bainbridge, Indiana, where he made salt-glazed pottery for about ten years. Returning to school in 1983, Richard completed a dual MFA in ceramics and phototography at Indiana University-Bloomington in 1986. He taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and since 1989 at San Diego State University, where he is currently a Professor of Art. Richard's work continues to include a range of ceramic objects, from functional stoneware and porcelain to clay and mixed-media sculpture.