Kevin Snipes received his BFA in ceramics and drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio and his MFA from the University of Florida, Gainesville. Prior to being in residence at Northern Clay Center, Snipes was also a resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana; Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine; The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Worcester Center for Crafts in Worcester, Massachusetts. His ceramic wares have been featured in solo and group exhibitions at AKAR, The Clay Studio, Lillstreet Art Center, and Santa Fe Clay. Snipes received a McKnight Residency award in 2012.