Andrew Rivera is highly dedicated to improving himself as a ceramic artist. He is eager to delve into conversations with his 2017-18 cohort and the quality affiliate artists in the region who offer one-on-one mentorship. Andrew has a BFA from the University of Minnesota Duluth and aims to capture values from his Mexican heritage in his wares, including everyday rituals, connections, and relationships. He sees the interactions between user and vessel as an opportunity to reflect on interpersonal connections. We are pleased to have such an introspective maker in the mix of this MN NICE cohort.