ABOUT THE ARTIST

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Hello, my name is Marissa Childers. I grew up in the small town of Florence, Alabama where I attended The University of North Alabama. I started working with clay my junior year of college. Honestly, until then, I had no clue what ceramics was and never would have imagined it to be something I could become so passionate about. My plan was to graduate as an accountant, but believe it or not, playing with dirt was a little more exciting than dealing with numbers all day.

I decided shortly after to swap over my major and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics.
Following graduation, I moved to Snowmass, Colorado to be a ceramic intern at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. This internship opened so many doors for me as I was given the opportunity to work alongside many incredible artists, make connections, and learn the ins and outs of what goes into being a ceramic artist. 

 

I left my internship and drove straight to Oklahoma to start grad school at The University of Oklahoma. It was interesting to have the majority of my graduate experience during the pandemic, but it was the best decision I could have made. It really pushed me outside my comfort zone and made me try things that I would have never considered beforehand. I can honestly say that I fully enjoy my process and the things I'm creating, and I'm excited to see where this new body of work takes me!

Since I have graduated with my MFA, I have been teaching classes and workshops at Oklahoma Contemporary, making artwork, and transitioning my studio space into my home (that is going to take some getting used to!). If you would like to stay updated on what I am doing and be informed about future sales, subscribe below to be added to my email list! 

                                                                                               Marissa