Chris Gray is a Professor of Art/Ceramics at Collin College in Plano, Tx. After getting both his BFA and MFA in Ceramics from The University of North Texas, he became the Ceramics Lab Coordinator at Collin College returning to the school he attended as a freshman in college. After 8 years in that position he became full time faculty teaching ceramics exclusively.
Gray works almost exclusively in flameware clay, a temperamental material at best. He focuses primarily on utilitarian vessels that can be used to cook food directly over a heat source. The aspect of communal cooking, eating and celebrating is what is most important to him as a maker.