Zachery was born and raised in a small town in rural Kansas. While in pursuit of his BFA at Kansas State University, he found a real passion for ceramics and graduated in 2017. After receiving his degree, he worked as Ceramics Manager of a small art center in Manhattan, Kansas. His passion for ceramics eventually led him to Minneapolis for an opportunity offered by Northern Clay Center. He spends his time outside of work in the studio, developing his skills in the craft whilst surrounded by a community rich in ceramic knowledge. Zachery creates his ceramic work both on and off the wheel, combining simple parts into spontaneous and playful shapes.