Stephen Rolfe Powell received his B.A. degree in painting and ceramics at Centre College and an M.F.A. degree in ceramics at Louisiana State University. He has participated in workshops, demonstrations, and lectures all over the United States, and in Russia, Ukraine, Australia, and New Zealand. The highlight of his travels was an exhibition of his work at "Venezia Aperto Vetro" in the Palazzo Ducale in Venice, Italy, where he was one of only eight American artists invited. Powell's greatest impact has been in the Art Department at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where he heads the school's glass program.