Dawn Malcolm, a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was educated as a biologist but is an illustrator and sculptor by design.  She uses form, imagery, and allegory to conjure stories in unsuspecting minds and is particularly interested in the ancient myths that help us make sense (and nonsense) of the natural world and the human condition.  Dawn attended the New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) at Northern Clay Center to expand her understanding of ceramic materials, processes and history to better use these rich mythic sources to scaffold her narratives with clay.