Faith Benedict is a potter and teacher, operating the Fire Works Pottery studio in Penn Yan, NY. Her journey in art and in pottery began in the 1970s, when she was first introduced to the fields. Over the years, Faith has worked as a potter, a public school art teacher, and a college ceramics professor. Today, Faith has returned to life as a potter, continuing to create, exhibit, and sell her pottery. Her focus as a potter is to make wheel-thrown functional stoneware. Rooted in tradition, her work often exhibits a contemporary playfulness in form and decoration. She aims to make pottery which is functional, practical, and pleasant to live with.