Author Profile
Brian Kakas

Brian Kakas is an Associate Professor and Head of the Ceramics Program at Northern Michigan University. Successes through teaching include international partnerships with Erasmus+Mobilities to facilitate fully funded undergraduate study abroad opportunities throughout Europe and partnerships with national residency centers for internships and apprenticeships. Personal work involves exploring large scale architectural sculpture and atmospheric firing processes.


Many of the challenges we are facing are not that different than those our mentors dealt with in academia. The next generation is becoming responsible for continued reshaping of the field, as they strive to uphold the standards and beliefs of our predecessors, while also trying to adapt to an ever-changing culture.