David Swenson received a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and was a ceramic intern with David Fredrickson in 2008. He relocated to the Twin Cities when he received a 2009 Fogelberg Studio Fellowship at Northern Clay Center. Swenson is currently teaching for NCC's ClayToGo and adult education programs. Swenson makes pottery constructed from thrown, handbuilt, slipcast, and press-molded parts. His work is meant for daily use, special occasion, and divine decoration.