Simon Boses is a figurative ceramist. The human form has been the vehicle by which he tells stories, make social comments, and attempt to beautify the world. Until recently, Simon wasn’t aware of why he found the figure to be a great vehicle for doing this. “Vehicle” turned out to be the key. “People aren’t vehicles; we’re vessels. We act as living jars, traveling about, collecting stories as we go.” Boses received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and teaches ceramics at the Glassell Junior School of Art. Boses is a member of our inaugural group of artists-in-residence.