Artist-in-Residence

Richard Bresnahan, Master Potter

Richard Bresnahan studied with art historian S. Johanna Becker OSB at Saint John's University in Minnesota, and later with the national living treasure of ceramics Nakazato Takashi in Karatsu, Japan. Since 1979, Richard Bresnahan has directed The Saint John's Pottery at Saint John's University.

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As an artist, educator, and environmentalist, Bresnahan's passion revolves around creating handmade and functional pottery for the surrounding community. His ceramic works are featured in many prominent collections, from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minnesota to the Idemitsu Museum in Tokyo, Japan.