Mark Arnold is from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. After high school he traveled the country for about 10 years riding BMX bikes, leading him to multiple cities, all of which influence his utilitarian pottery today. After a biking accident that kept him on crutches for almost a year, he started taking ceramics classes at a community college. Shortly after, Mark transferred to Edinboro University where he received his B.F.A in Ceramics. In 2017 Mark earned is MFA in Ceramics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Congrats Mark!