Jim Beckering is a pottery instructor for Crooked Tree Arts Center. He facilitates an adult pottery club throughout the year and teaches youth pottery during the summer. In addition to working with Crooked Tree for more than twenty five years he is also a staff member of Boyne City Public Schools. Working with people and clay Jim believes all people can learn and have fun. Jim graduated from Hope College with a BA in studio art and earned a Masters Degree in Education from GVSU. Family, camping, sailing, and sports fills his free time.