Kenneth A. Hendry was born in 1939 in Rockford, Illinois. He studied at the Northern Illinois University in De Kalb (B.S. 1963) and at the Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California (M.F.A. 1965). Hendry has taught at Pottery Northwest Inc. in Seattle, Washington (1966-71), and at Colordo State University in Fort Collins from 1971 to the present. Hendry is the coordinator of pottery there and teaches all levels of undergraduate pottery. He is an active potter who has exhibited throughout the United States. Hendry is also a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant as well as other awards.