MEGHAN SAMPSON meghan-samson.com
Meghan grew up in Southern New Hampshire. Most of her early childhood she lived on a farm where her parents grew vegetables, raised chickens, and tapped their maple trees. Meghan loved playing with her brother and sister in the fields and woods pretending to be animals both real and imagined, or characters from their wild imaginations. This upbringing played a crucial role in her interests in the handmade, domesticity, nature, and family dynamics. She has always been an artist, and cannot remember a time when she did not make things with her hands. Meghan received her BFA in clay and sculpture from the University of New Hampshire in 2005 and in 2015 she received her MFA from Boston University. She has been awarded many academic scholarships including the Boston University Women's Council Graduate Scholarship and the Constantin Alajalov Scholarship. Meghan has also worked as a clay studio assistant at Odyssey Clayworks in Asheville North Carolina, and has attended many residency and workshop programs including Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, College of the Atlantic, and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She is currently an adjunct professor of ceramics at the University of New Hampshire, and teaches and works out of her studio MudCity Clay in Rochester New Hampshire. She has been teaching art to all ages for over fifteen years. Meghan lives in the wild woods of Barrington New Hampshire with her husband and young son and their crazy dog Rita.