Forrest Lesch-Middelton is the owner of FLM Ceramics and Tile, and Petaluma Pottery in Petaluma California. His work as both a potter and tile maker has been widely acclaimed for its seamless blending of form and content at the highest level. Forrest was chosen as the Ceramics Monthly Artist of the Year in 2014 and was awarded a McKnight fellowship in 2016. Forrest Received his BFA from Alfred University in 1998 and MFA from Utah State University in 2006. Forrest has taught and lectured extensively throughout the US and is the Author of “Handmade Tile, Design, Create, and Install Custom Tile” published in 2019 by Quarto Publishing Group.