Steve Blankenbeker researches and develops materials for Taylor Clay Products and Brick Company in Salisbury, NC. He holds a degree in Materials Engineering with a specialization in Ceramics from NC State University.
Steve works with Takuro Shibata at STARworks to locate and analyze locally found clay sources in North Carolina. His research and enthusiasm for pottery has made him a crucial contributor to the clay bodies developed by Takuro and produced at STARworks. He also works closely with artists such as Theaster Gates, and most recently collaborated with Josh Copus on a community brick making project.