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New York Times: From Financial Guru to Brooklyn Ceramist

When John Mosler enthuses about clay bodies, glazes and kiln design, it is easy to forget he was once a shaper of global financial markets. But after a nearly 25-year career as a pioneer in the derivatives market, he made a clean break from finance to become a ceramist.

“In New York City, the draw of money and power is incredible,” Mr. Mosler, 55, said the other day... 

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Aegist: John Mosler

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More than a decade after saying goodbye to Wall Street to follow a truly unconventional path, John Mosler still thinks about the what-ifs. They come, concretely, in phone calls – offers to take gigs that would make him the kind of bank that allowed him a lavish lifestyle for the three decades he spent working at financial firms from Solomon to Lehman Brothers.

Architects & Artisans: John Mosler and the Power of Intuition

Architects & Artisans: John Mosler and the Power of Intuition

At the suggestion of a Princeton classmate, self-described “jock” John Mosler signed up for a ceramics class with Toshiko Takaezu, the mother of ceramic sculpture in the U.S.

It was an intuitive, life-changing move.

Princeton Alumni Weekly: John Mosler Feature

Princeton Alumni Weekly: John Mosler Feature

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