Bethany Rusen graduated with a BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2003 and earned her MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2010. She has completed residencies at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas, The University of Delaware and Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. In addition to her current studio practice focusing on mixed media sculpture, she maintains Stanley Chester & Albert Ceramics, a line of functional pottery for the home. She is also the owner of Black Hound Clay Studio, a community space for ceramic artists located in West Philadelphia, offering workspace, classes and events. In her spare time, she likes to go through other people’s trash, take her greyhounds to the dog park and scour the internet for Richard Nixon memorabilia. She lives in a townhouse in West Philadelphia full of strange things. Her hair is usually pink.