Jonathan Adler discovered his passion for pottery at summer camp, where he first began making it, and continued to work on his technique while studying art history at Brown University and then pottery at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1994, he sold his first line to Barney's in New York City. Today, there are Jonathan Adler stores throughout the United States and one in England. Adler's Judaica collection includes works in ceramics, metals and enamels. His Utopia menorah is part of the Jewish Museum's permanent collection.