Marissa Childers was born and raised in Florence, AL. She earned her BFA from the University of North Alabama and her MFA from the University of Oklahoma. She was chosen as one of Ceramics Monthly’s Emerging Artists of 2022 and is an NCECA Emerging Artist for 2023. Marissa’s work explores moments of connection while celebrating femininity and craft found within domestic spaces. Various textures and patterns are used to evoke a sense of joy and nostalgic comfort.