Jay Lacouture has been making pottery for over forty years. He is a Professor of Art at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI since 1980. He is a Fellow and former President of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and served on the Board of Directors for the Studio Potter Organization. He has been an artist in residence in; Kamioka, Japan, Jingdezhen, China and at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. He works at the Carolina Pottery in Carolina,RI where he fires his work in a two-chamber wood-soda kiln. His pottery has been exhibited and published in the US, Australia, China and Japan. He is a graduate of West Virginia University (MFA) and Rhode Island College (BA).