Kenyon Hansen
Hancock, Michigan

Kenyon Hansen makes soda- and wood-fired utilitarian ceramics. He currently teaches at Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan.  In 2012, Hansen was awarded the Lincoln Fellowship and residency at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. He received his BFA from Finlandia University International School of Art and Design in 2002. Upon graduating, he continued his studies as an apprentice to Simon Levin, as well as a studio assistant at Penland School of Crafts. Hansen says, “I believe that finely crafted, thoughtfully made pottery can contribute to a renaissance of tradition and habit. My hope is that the pots I make can play a role and be a factor in a renewal of ritual….I strive to create pottery that is both considered and balanced containing a healthy dose of spirit and care.”