Thomas Jepsen is a Danish economist with a MSc in Accounting, Strategy and Control from Copenhagen Business School. He is the founder and CEO of Contractor Quotes, a growing platform that helps connect homeowners with contractors as well as providing them with all the home improvement related information relevant for their project.
Since 2011, Thomas has been involved in the home improvement industry through different functions including consulting them on their business strategy, and he reviews a lot of the articles featured on the platform to ensure accuracy.
Having been involved in home improvement for so long, his main goal is to inspire better transparency in the home improvement space by making a range of different things more accessible to the homeowner to better ensure that they get the home that they want, while staying within budget and improving the amount of money homeowners can hope to recoup as a consequence of their efforts.
Japanese Celadon Master. Uraguchi Masayuki was born in Tokyo, 1964. He studied ceramics at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music learning the secrets of celadon with Living National Treasure Miura Koheiji. He established his kiln in 1991 and has since become on of the ‘stars of celadon’ in Japan. Works have been shown... Read More
Jack Sures Canadian ceramist
Jack Sures (b. 1934). Canadian ceramist making wheel-thrown, vessel-based work as well as hand-built sculpture. Sures graduated with a BFA in painting and printmaking at the University of Manitoba in 1957 and earned an MA in ceramics at Michigan State University in 1959. From 1960-61 he worked in London, Britain, learning mold making, slip casting... Read More
American ceramic sculptor. American ceramist and teacher Stan Welsh received his BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1974 and his MFA at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1978. He has taught at San Jose State University, California since 1981. He has received several grants and awards, including an *NEA... Read More
Adelaide Paul – American ceramist.
American ceramist Adelaide Paul received her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1993 and an MFA from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1996. She received Leeway Foundation grants in 2002 and 2004. Paul has taught at universities in Texas and Montana and currently teaches at the... Read More
American ceramist. American ceramist Richard Notkin studied under Ken Ferguson at the Kansas City Art Institute, earning a BFA in 1970 and under Robert Arneson at the University of California, where he earned an MFA in 1973. He is well known for his socio-critical tile mural ‘The Gift’ and his sculptural re-interpretations of the Yixing teapot, e.g. his ‘Curbside... Read More
Australian Studio Potter. Australian studio potter and teacher Moon Milton studied pottery at Sandison Pottery in Brisbane and worked with Australian potter Harry Memmott in the late 1950s. He was Senior Instructor in Pottery at Brisbane Technical College from 1962–68 and Head of the Pottery Department at the South Australian School of Art from 1969–74. In 1966... Read More
Leza Marie McVey
American pioneer potter Leza Marie McVey (1907–84) was an American studio potter, also known by her maiden name of Sullivan. McVey studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art from 1927–1932 and at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center from 1943–-1944. In 1932 she married the sculptor William Mozart McVey, a successful artist in his own right.... Read More
Japanese Master of Neriage Matsui Kosei is a master of Neriage, a time-consuming technique, whereby different colored clays are mixed, rolled out, cut and reassembled. Matsui was born in 1927 and started his studies in ceramics in 1946. In 1957, he became a priest at the Getsusoji Temple, where in 1960 he built a kiln so he... Read More
Patriciu (Patrick) Mateescu
Romanian-American ceramist Patrick Mateescu is a Romanian-born American ceramist. He received an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest, Romania and settled in the USA in 1979. Since 1998 Mateescu has distanced himself from decorative aspects in his previous work, such as color and symmetry, in favor of dramatic expression in his current abstract... Read More
Eccentric British potters (Click images to enlarge) The Martin Brothers pottery was founded by the eldest of the group, Robert Wallace Martin (1843–1923), who had trained in sculpture at Lambeth School of Art and later at the Royal Academy of Art. By the late 1860s he had set up his first workshop, making terracotta sculpture.... Read More
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