Sheryl McRoberts received her MFA from Indiana University, MA from St. Cloud State University, and BA from Augsburg. For over two decades, McRoberts has taught drawing and sculpture at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN. McRoberts became drawn to a clay relief format and began recreating symbolic imagery that artists have used throughout history, including hand and foot gestures. Rather than adding her own color, she has allowed the natural terra cotta of the clay to increase the drawing and light and shadow qualities of the figures. McRoberts has been the recipient of the Fulbright Grant and the McKnight Fellowship Grant.