An art class from Associate Professor Malcolm Kucharski inspired Alan Kirby (BGS ‘01) to start his own ceramics business. Two years ago, the creative bug struck again, and Kirby developed an interest in blade work, spawning a knife-making business. His talents were recognized by the History Channel’s series “Forged in Fire,” and in June, Kirby was featured on Episode 15 of Season 5 as a competitor after having been flown to New York for filming.

Alan Kirby

Alan Kirby