Priya Thoresen began working with clay as a functional potter at Berea College where she was involved with the school’s ceramic apprenticeship program. After graduating she taught English in Japan and participated in residencies and a post baccalaureate program before attending graduate school at Arizona State University. Thoresen was selected as a 2017 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist and has exhibited work regionally and nationally in exhibitions including at Red Lodge Clay Center (Red Lodge, MT) and in the Ceramics Biennial at San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (San Angelo, TX). Thoresen currently teaches at Northern Clay Center in both the outreach and adult education programs. She also teaches part-time at the University of Minnesota and Concordia University.