ABOUT THE ARTIST
Marissa Childers is a ceramic artist living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born in Florence, Alabama where she earned her BFA from the University of North Alabama. Upon graduating she worked as a ceramic intern at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and soon after pursued her MFA at the University of Oklahoma.
Marissa’s work explores moments of connection and intimacy while celebrating femininity and craft found within domestic spaces. She is often inspired by things that society deems as a ‘craft’ or ‘feminine’ such as quilting, sewing, and decoration.
Marissa has exhibited her work at numerous galleries and has received various grants and awards to support her research, including support from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts. She was chosen as one of Ceramics Monthly’s Emerging Artists of 2022 and an Emerging Artist for NCECA in 2023.