Mallory Wetherell

Associate Professor, Ceramics and Sculpture

Office: FAB 307   |    Phone: (308) 865-8086   |    Email:

Mallory Wetherell


Mallory is originally from South Carolina, where she began her collegiate studies in the sciences with plans to study prosthetic design. While her focus shifted to the arts later in college, her interest in the sciences continues to influence her ceramic artwork. She has served as Gallery Coordinator at The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, the east coast’s largest non-profit ceramics organization and has been an artist-in-residence at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. She has taught ceramics at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and was a visiting artist/faculty member, along with her husband, Matt Ziemke, at Indiana University Southeast. 

Her work is figurative in nature, exploring the interior of human anatomy. Each piece is autobiographical, exposing aspects of personal relationships that are not readily apparent. Wetherell uses emotional associations linked to various anatomies of the human body to create visual depictions of these internalized relationships. The finished work is graphic in nature, a combination of sculpted porcelain and detailed underglaze renderings, referencing 18th century medical illustrations and traditional commemorative blue and white dinnerware.

BFA from the University of South Carolina

MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth


Mallory Wetherell sample artworks