Debbie Quick, the owner of clay ground LLC., is an artist and educator with over 20 years of instruction and art-making experience. She received her B.F.A. in ceramics with teaching certification from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and her M.F.A. in ceramics from the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. Since 1999, she has taught in public schools, provided private lessons, coordinated and participated in community programs, taught ceramic classes, and instructed at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has received the following residencies; Soaring Gardens, the Rodin Artist in Residence at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Studios at MASS MoCA, Monson Arts, a Fiskars. Quick was the inaugural 2017-18 faculty research fellow in the Arts Research Institute at VCUarts. Her work has been shown regionally and internationally, including as part of the Tasmeem conference in Doha, Qatar. Recent solo exhibitions were “Remnant Accumulation” at Sediment Gallery, Richmond, VA and “Errant” in the Up Front Gallery at ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC.