Zoe Kaplan is a queer, Jewish, gender-liberated ceramic artist, originally from Chicago, IL. Their ceramic practice primarily centers on form, functionality, and lightness. Kaplan’s pottery journey began in elementary school and later deepened while attending Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH) where they had leadership roles at their campus’ 80-member Pottery Cooperative. Kaplan is committed to providing access to those who have had less access to artistic opportunities, whether that be through offering pieces to be donated to benefit community members or giving profits to help fund frontline artists and organizations. As Northern Clay Center’s 2021 BISQUE Resident, they are excited to delve deep into, and expand, their artistic practice and incorporate values of play, boldness, growth, liberation, and abolition into their work.