Marty Fielding became captivated by clay as an anthropology major at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He continued his study of ceramics as a teaching assistant at Penland School of Crafts. Fielding worked for decade as a studio potter prior to earning an M.F.A. from the University of Florida. Fielding’s work has been included in invitational and juried exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally such as Strictly Functional and The Zanesville Prize. Marty Fielding teaches at Florida State University. His teaching experience includes SUNY New Paltz, Middlebury College and the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy as well as community studios including Frog Hollow in Middlebury, Vermont where he was Resident Potter. He has taught workshops including Penland, UMass Dartmouth, and Truro Center for the Arts on Cape Cod. His work and writing are published in numerous books and periodicals including the recently published Creative Pottery by Deb Schwartzkopf, Low Fire Soda by Justin Rothshank, and Fielding’s article, Contextualizing Ceramic Color in Ceramics Monthly.