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Richard Bresnahan


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 Richard Breshnahan

Richard Bresnahan, artist-in-residence at St. John’s University in Minnesota since 1979, operates the largest wood fired ceramics kiln in North America.

Bresnahan apprenticed in the mid-1970s at Nakazato Takashi Pottery in Japan. He was the subject of public television documentaries entitled “Clay Wood Fire Spirit: The Pottery of Richard Bresnahan” and “Body of Clay, Soul of Fire, Richard Bresnahan and the Saint John’s Pottery”. 

Steve Lemke is Richard Bresnahan’s current apprentice.


Richard Bresnahan

Richard Bresnahan

Richard Bresnahan

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