Jerry Hendershot has been a ceramic artist and instructor for 22 years. He is the owner of Parched Earth Pottery. He is also a full-time ceramics and 3D Design instructor at Timberline High School and at the Tuscarora Pottery School in Tuscarora, Nevada. He has conducted workshops in Arizona, Nevada, West Virginia, California as well as at the WL4 in Gdansk, Poland and the Polish National Sculpture Center in Oronsko, Poland. In addition to his work as an artist, he is currently writing a series of books on teaching visual arts in the secondary setting, with an emphasis on Inquiry and Student-Centered learning. He is joined frequently in his studio by his wife and two kids as well as his family cat and a chicken or two that might stray into the studio on a Sunday afternoon.