b. late 20th Century
Jerry Meek was introduced to the art of crystalline-glazed porcelain during the early to mid 1960s while a student with Herbert Sanders at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. Sanders, who at the time was well-known for his crystalline-glaze porcelain, had revived this art form after many years of experimentation. Meek went on to not only master this art form himself but he continued to inspire other potters with its intricacies when he took over Sanders position as ceramics instructor at San Jose State University after Sanders retired in 1974. Meek later left teaching and moved to Hawaii where he focused on full-time potting.