After a 28-year career playing bassoon with the Metropolitan Opera, Toni Lipton Temple turned her focus to working in ceramics. She says, “Ceramics, like music, focuses on line, clarity, texture, changes of color and volume.” Toni worked as a studio monitor and studio tech at Santa Fe Clay for 12 years. She has attended workshops with Steven Roberts, Charity Davis Woodard, Logan Wannamaker, Blair Meerfeld, Akira Satake, Shozo Michikawa, Julia Galloway, Sam Chung, Joe Pintz, Fred Spaulding, Jeff Oesterich, Steven Hill, Quinn Mayer, and Yutaka Kawahito. She assisted workshops with Tom Jaszczak, Mark Pharis, Jose Sierra, Randy Johnston, and Brian Kluge. Her work was exhibited in the invitational shows “Handle With Care”, "Cups, Hundreds of Cups”, and "Cups, Cups, Cups” as well as juried show “In House.” Toni makes functional work for people to use and enjoy.