Helen Otterson received a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute (MO) and an MFA from the University of Miami. Exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, her work has been published in American Craft Magazine and Ceramics Monthly. Her work can also be found in books including Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process, 500 Ceramic Sculptures, and 500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form. Otterson’s ceramic and glass sculptures are part of the permanent collections at the Mulvane Art Museum (Topeka, KS), Nicolaysen Art Museum (Casper, WY), and the Plains Art Museum (Fargo, ND). Otterson was a McKnight Artist Resident for Ceramic Artists at NCC in 2016. Currently, she teaches at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.