Ned Krouse of Haslet, Michigan specializes in colorful raku pottery. His pieces are removed from a kiln while red hot and smoked in a reduction chamber (usually a metal garbage can filled with straw and sawdust). Krouse has been a part of the teaching staff at the Potters' Guild since his move to the Lansing area in 2000. Since receiving an MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Ned has taught at numerous college, universities and art and craft centers throughout the country. His work has been included in national juried shows and solo exhibitions, and is a part of many corporate and private collections. His ceramic art can be viewed locally at the Lansing Art Gallery.