Born in 1953. Michael graduated from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota (MA: Art, 1983) and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (MFA: Ceramics, 1986). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions (primarily in the USA) and has had a number of solo exhibitions since 1981. He is Professor at Brainerd Community College in Brainerd, Minnesota and maintain a studio at his residence. Michael was a participant of the symposium in 1991.