Sean has been involved in the arts & crafts since an early experience apprenticing with silversmiths as a teenager in his hometown of Fayetteville, AR. He attended college at the Kansas City Art Institute, and upon completing his BFA in Sculpture, became increasingly interested in making functional pottery. This led to a period of independent research, study, and practice. Then, after several years working as an instructor in community art centers, Sean pursued his MFA in Ceramics at the School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology in western New York State. After completing his degree, Sean was the 2009 Salad Day’s Artist-in-Residence at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME and between 2011-2013 completed a two-year Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. Before moving back to Chicago in 2014, where Sean taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he spent a year in Calgary, AB as a Visiting Faculty member at the Alberta College of Art + Design. Sean exhibits his work nationally and regularly gives workshops and lectures throughout North America.