Jeff PerkinsAugust 22, 2016
IB Higher Level and Standard Level Ceramics and IB Higher Level
Standard Level Photography
Intro to Ceramics
Intro to Photography
Field Trip Coordinator
B.F.A. in Ceramics and Photography, Arizona State University
M.A. in Ceramics, Northern Arizona University
Jeff grew up at Verde Valley School with his parents, Maggie and Cliff Perkins, who taught at VVS for 34 years prior to their retirement in 1989. Jeff is well-known as a ceramist and photographer throughout the southwest, and he exhibits in galleries in Sedona, Arizona, and Taos, New Mexico. Jeff’s work is also in numerous permanent collections, including Del Webb, City of Phoenix (Sky Harbor Airport), and Arizona State University, and in the private collections of many art collectors, including Jackson Browne, David Crosby, and Bonnie Raitt.
In addition to teaching ceramics and photography, Jeff coordinates the school’s Field Trip program, that includes annual two-week trips around the southwest and California. He lives on campus with his wife, Crissy, who was the assistant to the dean of students prior to her retirement. In 2010, Jeff was awarded the Warren Award for Creative Excellence by the alumni association.