Jona 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 wood firing. 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 Jon to Utah State University where he completed his MFA. Teaching opportunities and artist residencies have allowed Jon the opportunity to travel throughout the country. In 2019 he returned to Cincinnati to serve as education director at Queen City Clay and maintains an active studio practice.