I encountered the artist Kevin Erhard at the Art Westport show in Kansas City, MO. I’m a dog-lover anyway, and his whimsical pooches just totally made me smile. I hope you’ll enjoy them too. 
The whimsy of the ceramics was what pulled me in; the variety, expressiveness, and lively sense of humor kept me happily looking for a while. 
Not only did Kevin agree to let me feature his work, he also has a website where you can see more than just this small collection. Take a look at his gallery on Earth & Cloud Studio‘s site.
It’s better to see original artwork in person. Kevin and his wife Machiko, who also is a talented potter, live in Overland Park, KS and have a studio in their home.

NOTE: Earth & Cloud Studio is hosting a Studio Sale THIS WEEKEND! Meet Kevin, his potter-wife Machiko, and more of their work in Overland Park, Friday through Sunday Dec. 12-14, 2014, or Saturday Dec. 20! See their “Event” page for more details.
Earth & Cloud Studio is represented in the Kansas City area by The Phoenix Gallery on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO, and in Colorado by Pinon Hill Art Gallery in La Veta, and The Pottery Studio Gallery in Littleton.
According to the Earth & Cloud Studio websiteKevin Erhard was born in Minnesota and grew up in Olathe, KS. He attended Johnson Community College for his Associate degree and worked for Ceramics department as a studio technician. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He was an Artist in Residency at Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA and now is back in Kansas enjoying making his art work.” 
IMAGE CREDITS: All artwork featured in this post is the work of Kevin Erhard, and the images are posted here with his permission. These artworks and others may be seen Kevin’s website. A visit there will be time well spent!