Rob has been working in clay since 2001 when he was required to take a ceramics class while pursuing a degree in art education. After taking far more ceramics classes than were necessary, he decided to pursue clay more seriously. In 2007 Rob received his BFA in ceramics from Southeast Missouri State University. In 2013 he started his masters studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Graduating with his MFA in May, 2016. Currently Rob is trying to figure out how to make all this ceramics education work in his favor.