Kelly O’Briant was a full time potter in North Carolina for almost a decade before earning an MFA (2014) from Arizona State University. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary and the pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China. The National Council for Education on the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) named her an Emerging Artist in 2015. O'Briant's work has been included in exhibitions internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX, the Myers Gallery, Grand Forks, ND, the Mesaros Gallery, Morgantown, WV, the Windows Gallery, Jingdezhen, China and Penland School of Crafts (upcoming, fall 2017). O’Briant recently completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV) in ceramic production methods and ceramic digital technology. O’Briant joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Art in Ceramics at the University of Dallas in the fall of 2017.