Trent Berning earned his M.F.A. in ceramics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and has over twenty-five years of ceramic experience. Trent recently published his first ceramic book "A Ceramic Guide: The Art of Creating and Teaching Wheel-Thrown Ceramics" which covers artistic processes of the pottery wheel. He is now an associate professor of art at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida. Professor Berning and his work have been featured on numerous television programs including Southern California Living, Live at Five, and CreArtivity. He has had various publications in such outlets as the Lark Books 500 series and Clay Times Magazine. In addition to teaching and conducting workshops across the country, he frequently exhibits his original work, which has been shown across the nation.