Lana Wilson, a third generation native Californian, has given 80 workshops on handbuilding including ones at Arrowmont, Penland, Mendocino Art Center, Metchosin and Peters Valley. She has also taught in Canada, Israel, New Zealand and South Africa. Her work has been in over 180 shows and appears in fourteen books including both volumes of The Best of Pottery and Kathy Triplett’s Handbuilt Ceramics and several of Robin Hopper’s books. She is the author of Ceramics: Shape and Surface, which includes extensive cone 6 and cone 04 electric glazes she has developed. A video “Soft Slab Techniques with Lana Wilson” has been produced on her working techniques and she was a featured demonstrator at 2003 NCECA where a video was also produced on her. She is currently on the board of Craft Emergency Relief Fund. She has appeared twice on the Discovery Channel to extol the delights of working in clay while making a teapot.