Meet the Artists

Meet the Artists
Mary Cloonan

Michelle Swafford

Michelle Swafford is an Artist-in-Residence at Baltimore Clayworks in Baltimore, Maryland. 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, but continued to study ceramics on the side by attending workshops and classes at local art centers and community colleges.   Her current work consists of high-fired functional porcelain pots embellished with colorful patterns, imagery, and architectural-style details.