Former Resident Artist
Michelle Swafford was a resident artist and instructor at Baltimore Clayworks. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Michelle threw her first pots as a teenager in a recreational community center clay program, where she would later become a studio assistant and instructor. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design from the University of Colorado-Denver in 2002, and she moved to New Orleans, LA to pursue her M.F.A. from Tulane University. Her current work consists of high-fired functional porcelain pots embellished with colorful patterns, imagery, and architectural-style details.