As an artist and an educator formally trained in ceramics, my work spans from the plastic arts, to more site-specific, collaborative, participatory and performative working methods; addressing and communing with life’s complexities through the arrangement of ideas, materials and actions.

Henry James Haver Crissman earned a BFA in Craft from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI in 2012, and a MFA in Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, NY in 2015. He is currently an adjunct professor at the College for Creative Studies, and at Eastern Michigan University, and will be teaching at SAIC in the fall semester of 2019. He currently lives and makes his art in Hamtramck, MI.