My life in ceramics is motivated by a true love of craft. A well conceived, well-made piece can be enjoyed for generations.
Michael graduated from the Art Institute of Philadelphia and enjoyed a successful career in film and video post production in the 1990s. He moved from the Philadelphia area to central Maryland in 2000 to start a family. His interest in ceramics began as means of artistic expression after settling in to a role of Stay at Home father. Michael trained with well-known potters, Bill Van Gilder and Del Martin. The pottery's “FireRobin” name was originally coined by his aunt when searching for a business name for her hand-made puppet company that she founded in Vermont. FireRobin is derived from the family name – Feierabend.