John Tuska (1931 – 1998) was an American artist and educator. He was best known as a sculptor and potter, but also as a draftsman, painter, designer and photographer. Tuska was born in Yukon, Pennsylvania, as the eighth of ten children. He was a professor at the University of Kentucky. His classes and workshops (for the general public), had brought art to a wider audience. Tuska's body of work can be found in collections and public spaces, both regionally and internationally.