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A Gay in the Life: Dustin Yager, Administrative assistant
2010-09-01

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When class finishes, Dustin heads down the hall to his full-time job as an Administrative Assistant in the SAIC Architecture Department. 	But by evening, he's riding his bike to his pottery studio. Dustin kneads a large ball of porcelain, wets the spinning wheel and begins pulling cups from the clay. He'll sell these later or show them in galleries, every one of them unique. 	"I really don't like things that match all the way," he says, as he places another finished cup aside. "I think that's really boring to have eight of the same thing. I'd rather have eight of the same idea." To see Dustin's work, check out Ceramicsandtheory.com/home.html.

PHOTOS AND TEXT by KATE SOSIN


Armed with a bag of animal crackers and clad in a cardigan and neon-striped socks, Dustin Yager begins his day.

It starts 12 stories up, in a bright classroom at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( SAIC ) . "We're making Lego guys," Dustin explains. He is sitting around a large table with other grad students, using his laptop to design a Mohawk for his Lego guy. When he's done, the design will be spit out of a 3-D printer down the hall.

The Stats

Age

27

Neighborhood

Logan Square

Hometown

Greybull, Wyo.

Occupations

Administrative assistant,

Master's student, potter

Relationship Status

Single

Hobbies

Ceramics, thrifting, decorating


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