Art has been a defining element of Yuan Pan’s life. He’s studied it. He’s taught it. He’s made it. And he’s turned it into a business.

Pan, 48, taught art and graphic design at Keene State College for nearly 20 years before leaving last summer to start Goose Pond Tileworks, which specializes in ceramic art tiles made from locally sourced materials. On his website, Pan said the mission of Goose Pond Tileworks is to “bring beauty, wonder, and imagination to our everyday life.”

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