Dick was born in Elkhart, Indiana in 1952. He graduated from Goshen (Indiana) College in 1976 with a degree in religion. He also studied at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, Elkhart, for three years.
Dick began working with clay as a student. In 1981, he became a full-time production potter, and is now established at The Old Bag Factory, Goshen.
He has done several solo shows and exhibited prize-winning work in numerous group shows.
The piece of pottery you have purchased is handmade and has been fired to nearly 2400°F in the fuel-efficient kiln at Dick’s studio. Natural materials and nearly 24 hours of intense heat and flame produce the stony ruggedness, durability, and warmth so characteristic of fine stoneware and porcelain