Gerard Justin Ferrari received his BA from Berea College in Kentucky and his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. His intricately carved sculptures with trompe l’oeil surfaces have been exhibited nationally, most recently in Feats of Clay XXIV, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska; 18th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas; Strange Brew: The Gerry & Daphina Cramer Teapot Collection, Arizona State University Art Museum Research Center, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Tempe, Arizona; and various SOFA Chicago art shows.