Sean Lofton is a ceramic artist and sculptor originally from Florida. Lofton received his BFA from University of North Florida (Jacksonville) in 2018 and his MFA from University of Missouri (Columbia) in 2022. His ceramic work has been exhibited nationally and he hopes to continue developing a strong studio practice during his time at Northern Clay Center. Lofton’s ceramic practice is driven by a strong interest in architecture and tile making. Most recently his work has focused on the re-articulation of extant architectural embellishments. Utilizing computer-aided design (CAD) software and industrial mold-making techniques, he is able to reproduce ornaments of interest. From the created molds, Lofton is able to produce modular clay components that are reconfigured into new sculptural objects. His finished pieces often employ a variety of building materials used in the construction of the architecture being referenced.