Charles Hindes received a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I. He teaches beginning, intermediate, advanced, and graduate ceramics and has been a visiting artist at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, N.C., and the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit, Mich. He also has conducted workshops and lectured throughout the United States and Canada. He has received National Endowment for the Arts grants from the Archie Bray Foundation as well as the Craftsman's Fellowship. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections.