Originally from Washington state, Shasta Krueger spent many of her early years exploring the outdoors. She earned her degree in biology from Willamette University in Oregon, always with one foot in the ceramics studio. Having spent more than the first 2 decades of her life in the Pacific Northwest, Shasta moved east to further develop her skills through residencies and craft schools. Living and working in Virginia, she fired her first wood kiln at the Cub Creek Foundation and fell in love with the process. After two and half intense years at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee, she moved to Utah to research woodfired ceramics, where she earned her MFA in May of 2015. Her interest in biology and her surroundings continues to influence her work. Never idle for too long, she has recently traveled to Denmark and China to attend workshops and make work. Whether working in the studio, hiking a trail or cooking in the kitchen, she is eager to create and share a new experience with those around her.