Elaine Milito’s path to pottery started with her childhood fascination watching a neighborhood craftsman shape spinning wood on his lathe. Years later in graduate school, a fellow woman math student showed her how to throw clay on a pottery wheel. Once again a magical spinning shaping attracted her attention but this time Elaine stepped in, got her own wheel, joined the Lemont Potter’s Guild, and exhibited her work at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts while earning her PhD in mathematics. Then, after a many year hiatus raising a family and teaching mathematics and computer science at West Chester University, she retired and resumed her pottery work. To grow artistically she studied with Andrew Snyder at West Chester University, took classes in drawing and watercolor, and attended a variety of pottery workshops. Elaine currently has set up a home pottery studio and has exhibited her work at various shows in the area.