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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 often works collaboratively with Hamilton Poe, and is currently an adjunct professor at the College for Creative Studies, and at Eastern Michigan University. He and his wife, artist Virginia Rose Torrence, co-own, live and work at Hamtramck Radiator, a burgeoning ceramic-centric artist residency in Hamtramck, MI.