Mark Cole
Lincoln, Nebraska

Mark Cole studied ceramics at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, where he earned a BFA.  After post-baccalaureate studies at the University of Nebraska­–Lincoln, he received his MFA from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.  Cole is currently an assistant professor of ceramics at the University of Nebraska­–Lincoln.  “The functional objects I make are embellished from my hand and my personality, as someone might use their personality to embellish a story or an interaction,” he explains.