Barry Bernstein graduated from Michigan State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He then studied ceramics at Northern Michigan University under Marvin Zehnder, a graduate of Alfred University. In 1981 he left NMU to set up a ceramic studio in Marquette, MI where he has worked for the past 35+ years. Barry has won numerous awards and exhibits at all the best art fairs and galleries including the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, Colorado. He has work in many collections in the United States, Europe, and Japan. In 1990 he opened and managed inventory for the Osher-Osher Gallery in Cleveland Ohio, which he did for 12 years. Currently, he is making pots in his downtown Marquette studio, firing in the Raku process.