Stephen Yusko lives and works in Cleveland, OH. He’s worked as a studio artist for nearly 20 years, making forged and fabricated steel vessels, furniture and sculpture. Yusko received a bachelor’s in fine arts in sculpture from the University of Akron, OH, was the artist-in-residence at the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, and received a master’s in fine arts in metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has taught at several schools and universities, including Haystack School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts and Webster University. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Haystack School of Crafts. He has exhibited his work widely, including the Metal Museum in Tennessee and the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pennsylvania. Additionally, several books have featured his contemporary metalwork, including 500 Metal Vessels by Lark Books. In 2011 Yusko was awarded a Creative Workforce Fellowship, which is a grant funded through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.