James Romberg studied at Pomona College (B.A. Ancient and Medieval History, 1965) and at the Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California (M.F.A. Ceramics, 1972). Romberg also spent one year doing graduate work in philosophy and religion at the Union Theological Seminary in New York (1965-1966). After his schooling he held many teaching positions, including Instructor in Ceramics at Texas Tech. University, and Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Southern Oregon State College. Romberg currently resides in Ashland, Oregon.