Birdie Boone is a pot maker and a researcher of the domestic realm–especially of social tendencies and their effects on personal identity with regard to food and modern lifestyle. She currently lives and maintains a full-time studio practice in southwestern Virginia, was raised in San Francisco CA/Abingdon VA, and, as an adult, has also lived in Massachusetts, Montana and New Mexico. Birdie holds a BA in Studio Fine Arts from The College of William and Mary in Virginia (1994) and an MFA in Artisanry/Ceramics from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (2005). She was a long-term artist in residence and fellowship recipient at the Archie Bray Foundation (2007-2009). In 2017, Birdie went to China for a semester-length residency as a visiting artist in Jingdezhen with West Virginia University (2017).