Jobst Frohberg

Ceramic Teaching Artist

Jobst Frohberg made his first piece on the potter's wheel 45 years ago. That single experience was so satisfying that, after a while, he left an academic career as a physicist to apprentice to a local potter for a year, then moved to Quadra Island in the Pacific Northwest to set up a pottery studio (this was the 70’s!). After 20 years of making, building, and demanding physical work, he returned to academia. The satisfaction of working with clay was still calling, and he came back to it 15 years later in Vancouver, BC. Now Jobst joins us on Maui as a Teaching Artist. Jobst began as  a strictly functional potter, producing a whole range of utilitarian pots, then explored raku, and now works with white clay and more colorful glazes, always searching for that perfect glaze for that certain piece. 

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