Fairbanks-based artist, Heidi Morel, discovered her love of the ceramic process while attending college at the University of North Texas. After graduation, she moved to Johnson City, Tennessee where she was a resident artist at East Tennessee State University. Inpursit of adventure and continuing her education, Heidi began attending graduate school at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2008. Her explorations in clay stretched in many directions, from earth-art installations to sustainable kiln building. In 2013, she established Morel Pottery Clay Studio in the hills of Goldstream Valley, which is located outside of Fairbanks. Heidi enjoys running with her huskies, practicing yoga, and coaching a local swim team.