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Resident Director

John Jessiman has thirty - three years of University teaching, three summers teaching with Val Cushing at the Alfred summer program and conducted many workshops throughout the U.S. He started wood firing in 1962 as a graduate student at Alfred with Ruth Gowdy MacKinley and in 1965 built his first wood fire kiln. John believes in sharing all his experiences and acquired knowledge. He meets regularly with the Cub Creek residents to examine firing results and for technical, historical and aesthetic discussions.