Ken Shenstone        29005 Albion Rd. Albion, MI 49224.



BFA with a Concentration in Ceramic Art, Albion College, Albion, MI 1984

Work Experience

Albion Anagama, Albion, MI

Ÿ 960 cubic foot anagama designed and built 1985-1987

3,000 square foot multi-discipline studio including ceramics, metal and wood working designed and built 2006 – 2008

Single Chamber Catenary Wood Kiln designed and built with Ryan Dalman 2009 

Areas of Expertise

Kiln designing and building, studio construction, firing wood, gas and electric kilns, designing and building custom furniture, welding and technical consultation


Dick Leach, Williemay Cheek, David Smith, David Sippkof, John Dix, Ralph Illgenfritz

Kilns Built


Jay Howe’s Single Catenary Wood Kiln, Ann Arbor, MI


Albion College Gas Kiln, Albion, MI


Albion College Catenary Arch Wood Kiln, Albion, MI

Red Pine Pottery Sprung Arch Gas Kiln, Ortonville, MI


Sprung Arch Gas Kiln- Lahser High School

Teaching Experience

1996 – 2004

Albion College Technician

Teaching welding, wood working, loading and firing of kilns, throwing, making glazes, mixing clay, equipment maintenance   


Co-hosted Michigan Mud with Albion College, Albion, MI

Selected Exhibitions


Finding A Way In: Explorations In Clay, Albion College, Albion, MI

Bindley Collection of Ceramics, Edgewood College Gallery, Madison, WI

Garden Party, Pewabic, Detroit, MI

Holiday Sale, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI


Ceramic Surface: Chaos To Perfection, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI


 The Naked Truth, International Wood Fire Network, Iowa City, IA

Permanent Collection Pieces

Crocker Art Museum