Jay Calder

Jay Calder is a native Southern Californian and second-generation potter. For many years, his family operated Calder Pottery, a “one-of-a-kind” stoneware shop within Universal Studio Tours in Universal City, California. Jay was heavily influenced by his father, a commercial photographer by day and potter by night. His formal art training began at Brigham Young University and continued with a MFA at the University of Puget Sound in Washington. His work has been exhibited in juried shows in California, Utah, Washington, Louisiana, New York and Texas. Of his life’s work, Jay says, “My ceramic experiences are a pivotal focal point in my life and reflective metaphor of my life’s journey towards refinement.”