Horacio Casillas was born in Chandler, Arizona and raised in Jalisco, Mexico until the age of 5. His family then moved back to the US to San Angelo, TX. In 2013 he received his BFA in ceramics from Angelo State University and in 2015 he moved to Denton, TX for graduate school and now holds and MFA from the University of North Texas. Horacio’s work was published in 2019’s January issue of Ceramics Monthly, and he has exhibited nationally in galleries such as Companion Gallery, Clayworks, 500x Gallery, and the Houston center for contemporary craft. Horacio recently concluded a one year residency at The Epic in Grand Prairie, TX and is now currently in a six week work-study position at Arrowmot School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee. Following Arrowmont he will be going to Penland School of Craft in North Carolina for another work-study position.