After graduating from Chico State University in Chico, CA with an Art degree in 1980, Rabun Thompson returned to the California Central coast, where he grew up, to await developments. Nada. So, almost by default, he began to make and sell pottery. The pottery he made in California reflected the local life style and climate, the needs of his largely local customer base, and his interest in materials and process. Then, many years later, he made an unanticipated move to the Northwest to settle in Portland, OR. And his work evolved. The same influences and pressures that he found in California, but different nuances and...flavors. Years passed, and the body of work is nothing like what he left California with. And things are still moving forward.