Born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1965, Amedeo Salamoni is a ceramic artist living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After obtaining a MA from Kean University in Union, New Jersey, he continued his education at the University of Delaware, where he earned his MFA in Ceramics-Sculpture. Amedeo first began wood-firing in 1990 and has built and fired many kilns throughout his career. Currently, he teaches ceramics and sculpture and directs the galleries at George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania.Through writing this book, he hopes to share his passion for wood-firing and to expand the connections among artists who choose this labor intensive and sometimes unpredictable process.

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