Mariko Paterson currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she runs Forage Studios. She received an MFA from Kent State University, Kent, OH, and diploma of fine art from Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB. Paterson exhibits across the United States and Canada, recently showing in Make and Do, Void Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; The Intimate Object XII, Charlie Cummings Gallery, NC; and Stories on Clay, Morean Center for Clay, St Petersburg, FL. Forage Studios “presents a ceramic style not intended for the faint of heart. Historical interests mingle and meld with handbuilding techniques when it comes to satisfying Mariko’s sculptural wants.”