Jaymes Dudding grew up in Albuquerque’s north valley along the Rio Grande. He is a ceramic sculptor and art educator. He taught for 28 years at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Since his retirement, he has taught part-time at Walatowa High Charter School in Jemez Pueblo. Jaymes begins his creations on the potter’s wheel. He then manipulates the clay by using stretching and paddling techniques until his desired image takes life. His subject matter is inspired by ancient, timeless ideas from Mother Nature and her unseen animating forces.