A current student at Ohio Wesleyan University, Ben’s ceramics journey began a junior year of high school when he signed up for a ceramics class at Solebury School in New Hope, PA. Inspired by an incredibly cute black lab named Patti, Black Lab Ceramics is named after Ben’s beloved service dog that he raised for over a year. She was there through it all- she accompanied him to ceramics class, sat beside him during late nights in the studio, and served as Ben’s prime model for his dog bowls. Patti is still currently at Seeing Eye to find a person to be placed with but if she doesn’t get placed I will get an opportunity to adopt her.


Founder of Black Lab Ceramics, Ben Bunting ’24