Ryan Fletcher holds a BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri. His interests in functional ceramics began more than ten years ago when he was first introduced to clay in high school. Fletcher’s interest in product design came through studying Bauhaus philosophies and writings. “Seeing the visual relationships in the products I use in my everyday life is intriguing to me now that I realize the forethought that was put into making some of them. I see all my projects as an experiment in design: an experiment that tells me vital information about how my objects work and how people interact with and view them.” Fletcher has designed porcelain serve-ware, “Tapas Micros,” in conjunction with Kansas City chefs for their restaurants.