Fong Choo '88 has received much acclaim for his tiny masterpieces - ceramic teapots no larger than an egg. In April 2006, Choo earned the prestigious Bronze Award at the Smithsonian Craft Show, the nation's most prestigious juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American craft. He has been adjunct professor and artist in-residence at Bellarmine University, Louisville since 1990. Choo's works and teaching were recently featured in the Chicago Tribune (August 27, 2006 "Home and Garden" section). He has been making miniature teapots for over 35 years and his works have been shown in galleries worldwide. Fong graduated from Warren Wilson with a major in Economics and Business and also played on the soccer team.