Student, Hillsdale College, 1969. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ohio State University, 1972. Postgraduate, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1973.
Master of Arts, Northern Illinois University, 1978.
Owner, manager Oz Crafts, Hilton Head, South Carolina, 1973-1976, Benzle Porcelain Company, Columbus, Ohio, since 1980, Benzle Applied Arts, Huntsville, Alabama, since 1988. Owner Creative Spirit Workshop. Executive director Ohio Designer Craftsmen, 1996—1999.
Instructor University South Carolina, Beaufort, 1978—1979. Professor, chair department dimensional studies Columbus College Art and Design, 1982—2007, director committee art project, professor emeritus, 2007. President Japan-United States of America Exchange Exhibition, 1988—1992.
Board overseers American Crafts Association, 1991—1996. Trustee American Crafts Council, 1992—1996. Chair Alabama Clay Conference, 2007—2009.
Member Ohio Citizens Committee for Arts, l986—. Member American Crafts Council (board overseers 1991-1996, trustee 1992-1996), National Council on Education in Ceramic Art, Ohio Designer Craftsmen (board directors 1984-1988, president 1985-1987).
Son of Arthur George and Martha (Munhall) B. Married Suzan Scianamblo, February 6,1972 (divorced 1995). Children: Elliott, Kyle, Marisa.
Married Sally Jo Havas, August 28, 1996.