Ben Behunin began working with pottery as a freshman at Highland High. He thought it would be an “easy A”, but his experience proved to be neither easy, nor an “A”. That experience began a 30 year long dance with the clay that has taken Ben to exotic places, such at Idaho, North Carolina, France, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, England, Italy, Austria, South Africa, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Hawaii in pursuit of his education and his passion. For the past 23 years, Ben has been making his living exclusively as a slinger of slime and a maker of mud pies.
In 2009, after nearly twelve years of being a closeted-writer, Ben published the first of his Niederbipp Trilogy, Remembering Isaac, the wise and joyful potter of Niederbipp. This was followed by Discovering Isaac later in 2009 and Becoming Isaac in 2010. Forget Me Notes was released in 2011, Borrowing Fire in 2012, Put A Cherry On Top in 2013, The Lost Art of Wooing Rabbits and Other Wild Hares in 2014, The Disciple of the Wind in 2017, How to Seduce a Sasquatch, and Authentically Ruby in 2018. He is currently working on forty-seven other books that may be released sometime in the next fifty years if he can overcome his ADD.
Ben is the father of two young budding potters, Isaac and Eve, ages 18 and 15. He and his wife Lynnette live in Douglas Neighborhood of Salt Lake City, just inches away from his whimsically magical studio, Wild Rooster Artworks.