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224 Main St., Lander, WY 82520 | Phone: (307) 332-5772
Alana Benson


If you've ever seen the Nickelodeon show Avatar: The Last Airbender, you'll understand when I say I'm definitely in the Earthbender tribe. I began working with clay in high school where we antagonized the jocks with our Varsity Ceramics club. I took several classes and independent studies, worked as a teaching assistant, and apprenticed with a ceramic artist in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When I attended the University of Vermont for English and Classical studies, I worked at the Burlington City Arts clay studio, teaching classes and working as a studio assistant. I am now serving as the Lander Art Center's Artist in Residence, and am excited to help them develop their clay space at 320 studios. Working with clay grounds me, which is helpful as I spend a good chunk of my time off the ground rock climbing. I use everything from the classical world to the Wyoming landscape as inspiration.