Shenny Cruces received a MFA in ceramics from San Francisco State University, a BA in art from Illinois State University, Normal, IL, and a BA in English from Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. She has lectured, taught and exhibited throughout the US, and currently resides in Vacaville, CA.  She most recently had a solo exhibition, Community Heirloom Project, at the Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA (2013) and was part of the NCECA Biennial at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, TX (2013). Her work has also been featured in numerous publications, including 500 Figures in Clay.