Clarissa Pezone is a ceramic sculptor originally from Sacramento, CA, and now residing in Baltimore, MD. She received her BA from Humboldt State University in northern California in 2013 and an MFA from Indiana University Bloomington in 2021. Her studio practice encompasses installation, figurative sculpture as well as trompe l’oeil objects using clay, paint and mixed media. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Christyl Anne Boger Memorial Award, the Young Sculptors Award, as well as a Windgate Fellowship to attend Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions nationwide, including the Indianapolis Art Center (Indianapolis, IN), The Morris Graves Museum of Art (Eureka, CA), and the American Museum of Ceramic Art (Pomona, CA). She is currently a long term resident artist and instructor at Baltimore Clayworks in Baltimore, MD.