Sam Briegel grew up in Knoxville, TN and currently lives outside of Baltimore, MD. She received her BFA from UT-K and her MFA from Ohio University. Briegel has completed residencies at District Clay Center in DC as well as Baltimore Clayworks in Baltimore, MD. She has taught a variety of workshops across the country and been a visiting artist at multiple universities. Briegel teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD and splits her time between making and teaching.