Donna Flanery received her MFA from the University of Florida–Gainesville and her BFA from The University of Montana–Missoula. She has had the opportunity to exhibit her work both nationally and internationally at Akar Gallery in Iowa City; Zentrum Fur Keramic in Berlin, Germany; and Shanghai Mart in Shanghai, China. Flanery incorporates childlike imagery to deliver a sense of cheerfulness and innocence to her work—both of which she feels are in short supply in everyday life. To further develop this idea, Flanery incorporates pop-up book design elements by attaching sculptural pieces to her wheel thrown work. By using this imagery, Flanery’s goal is to bring a bit more friendliness to the user’s everyday life.