Rick Jenkins. I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. Clay entered my life at an early age. I received a BFA in art with an education minor from Boise State University in 1979. That year, I was hired as the coordinator of the Art Center for the Boise Parks and Recreation Department. In 2012, I retired from managing the Art Center, but I am still teaching part-time, once a week, to students who keep returning and have become friends. I now have a home studio and kiln that continues to reignite my passion for making pots and experimenting with many different glazes.