Aimee Marcinko is an Arizona native and currently residing in California. She received an MFA in Ceramics at the University of Florida in 2021, an MA in art education from Arizona State University in 2014, and a BA in Ceramics in 2011. Prior to moving to Florida she managed the ceramic bell production facility at Arcosanti in Arizona's high desert. Aimee’s experiences living in Arcosanti’s experimental city (Arcosanti.org) has led her to investigate the human connection with nature, lightning and immersive experiences. She has traveled extensively and has completed workshops, internships and residencies at art centers around the world including The Phoenix Art Museum, Penland School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Potter's for Peace in Nicaragua, and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Aimee's work has been exhibited at Arizona State University, The University of Florida, Anderson Ranch, Arrowmont, The Morean Clay Center, and many more.