Walter?Ostrom, C.M., Emeritus Professor of Ceramics, taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also holds an Honorary Professorship at the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute. He has extensively exhibited and lectured internationally. His work appears in many public collections including the Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Museum of fine Arts, Boston. He has been the recipient of numerous international awards, the most significant, The Order of Canada in 2007.