Nick Geankoplis, 2017. Photograph by Yu Jiaqi.
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Nick Geankoplis

Nick Geankoplis is an artist, educator, and maker living in Beijing, China. At the time of the publication of Vol.45, No.2, Geankoplis will be relocating to the Midwest to lead the Kansas State University ceramics program. Contact him at

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Yu Jiaqi, Through the Looking Glass; serving platter detail, 2017. Bone china, slipcast, overglaze decals, gold luster decals, hand painted overglaze and gold luster, 1 x 12.5 x 12.5 in. Photograph by Nick Geankoplis.
In 2013, I moved to Beijing to teach ceramic design at the Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA). As I conclude my four years of teaching at CAFA, I am reflecting upon how I’ve restructured and redefined my understanding of the roles and boundaries of art, craft, and design.