Tim Sherman has been working with clay since he was a sophomore in high school where he became fascinated with the potter's wheel. After receiving a B.S. in art and design from Towson University in 2010, Tim begun a residency at Baltimore Clayworks. During his time at Clayworks he continued to develop his body of work and became infatuated with the wood firing process. Working as an assistant to Jim Dugan, Tim participated in more than 50 firings of their Noborigama wood kiln. In the spring of 2013, he established his own studio and gallery in Smithsburg, MD. His work addresses issues of utility and woodfiring; specifically the atmospheric effects of ash and salt on clay and glazes, while maintaining usability, comfort and beauty.