Collection: Shanna Fliegel

Shanna Fliegel grew up in northwest New Jersey. Only 50 minutes outside the city and a short hike from the Appalachian Trail, her early experiences shaped a love for both urban spaces and the natural environment.​

Leaving NJ to attend James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA in 1997 functioned as a significant catalyst into the field of ceramics. The beauty of the Shenandoah Valley permeated her perspectives and work. ​

After earning her BFA in Studio Art she accepted a year-long residency at the Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, Virginia. Her experiences and relationships here strengthened Shanna's background in wood-firing, native clays and surface. ​

Shanna received her MFA in Studio Art from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville in 2009 and taught as Assistant Professor of Art at Montana State University, Billings from 2010-2014. 

​Currently, she lives in Byfield, Massachusetts where she teaches art and ceramics at the Governor's Academy.