Jonathan Stein is a potter and educator from Cincinnati, Ohio.  He found clay and the potters wheel at fifteen and has never looked back.  Before completing his BFA at Northern Kentucky University he traveled to Japan to study the firing kilns with wood.  After receiving his degree he worked with artists with developmental disabilities.  He continues to believe that creative experiences with clay improve a persons quality of life and works to provide them to as diverse a community as possible.  A desire to further his understanding of atmospheric firing led Jonathan to Utah State University where he completed his MFA.  Teaching opportunities and artist residencies have allowed Jonathan and his partner to travel throughout the country. They recently planted roots in Bellevue, Kentucky where they share a studio.  Jonathan maintains an active studio practice while also serving as education director at Queen City Clay.