Justin Rothshank received his B.A. in ceramics and sculpture from Goshen College in Indiana. Rothshank decorates his ceramic pieces using a laser decal technique. He creates the decals using his own free-hand drawings and Photoshop-generated images.
His ceramic work has been published in Clay Times Magazine, Pottery Making Illustrated, Ceramics Monthly Magazine, CeramicsArtsDaily.org, 500 Pitchers, and 500 Tiles. He has been a presenter, panelist, and visiting artist at numerous universities, schools, conferences, and art centers throughout the United States. Justin was presented with and Award of Excellence by the American Craft Council in February 2009. In 2007, he was recognized by Ceramics Monthly as an Emerging Artist. He has also been awarded an Alcoa Foundation Leadership Grant for Arts Managers, a 2007 Work of Art Award from Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, the 2005 Decade of Servant Leadership Award from Goshen College, and was named to Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2005.