Adrienne Eliades received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Florida in 2016, and her BA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2008. Eliades' main focus, and long time inspiration for her practice, has revolved around food and the act of commensality, or the practice of eating together. Her tableware is meant to not only be a vessel for food, but also for conversation around the table. Eliades has centered many projects on this idea of communal/social dining and how food, and therefore pottery, can bring people together. Her project Kindred Confection is an ongoing, socially-engaged dining experience, with a focus on her pots and community food history.