Ben Tyjeski is a ceramics sculptor, teacher, and architectural historian. Terra-cotta ornament on historic buildings inspires Tyjeski’s sculpture. He specializes in reliefs, portraits, and decorative forms. His studio is located at the Var Gallery in the Walker’s Point neighborhood of Milwaukee. He also documents and writes about architectural terra cotta in the Midwest. Currently he is working on Wisconsin Terra Cotta. The book presents over fifty years of architectural terra cotta in the state of Wisconsin.