Peter Lippincott never planned on being a potter. With degrees in zoology and secondary science, he taught school and worked in building construction for several years before he first sat down at the potter's wheel at age 38. Today, Lippincott makes what he describes as "traditional stoneware…with a contemporary flare" at Mudpuppy Studios, which he built himself, in Fort Smith. He also teaches pottery to youth and adults at the Fort Smith Art Center and in local schools through the Arkansas Arts Council's Arts in Education program. Produced by the Historic Arkansas Museum in collaboration with the Arkansas Arts Council and their Arkansas's Living Treasures award.