Mallory Wetherell is a native of South Carolina and currently an Assistant Professor of Art and the Head of Ceramics at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She received her BFA in ceramics from the University of South Carolina in 2006 and her Masters of Fine Arts in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2010.
After graduate school, Mallory lived and worked in Philadelphia, teaching ceramic courses at Tyler School of Art and serving as Gallery Coordinator of The Clay Studio, the east coast’s largest non-profit ceramic arts center. In 2013, she was a summer artist in residence and Windgate scholar at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. Mallory was named an Emerging Artist in the field of ceramics by Ceramics Monthly magazine in 2015. Her work is nationally exhibited, with recent shows at the American Museum of Ceramic Arts (Pomona, CA), the Blue Line Arts Center (Roseville, CA), McMaster Gallery (Columbia, SC), Marxhausen Gallery of Art (Steward, NE), The Clay Studio (Philadelphia, PA), Star Store Gallery (New Bedford, MA), The Clay Studio of Missoula (Missoula, MT), Arch Contemporary Ceramics (Tiverton, RI), Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater, MA), among others. In the fall of 2017, Wetherell was featured as a Nebraska Now artist, with a solo exhibition at the Museum of Nebraska Art. Mallory is married to fellow ceramic artist Matt Ziemke, and the two are parents to a four year old daughter, four month old son, a one-eyed cat, and two dogs.