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 and received an MFA 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’s teaching experience includes SUNY–New Paltz, Florida Atlantic University, Ohio Northern University, and Middlebury College and several community studios including Frog Hollow in Middlebury, Vermont, where he was Resident Potter. His work has been published in several books as well as Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, and Clay Times.