Justin Donofrio grew up in Santa Cruz, CA where he was introduced to pottery at Cabrillo Community College. He then joined the vibrant Colorado community of artist in 2013 in the Roaring Fork Valley where he continued his clay education with the support of Anderson Ranch, The Carbondale Clay Center and The Studio for Arts and Works (SAW). He remained in Colorado to complete a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from CSU Fort Collins in 2016. Justin is an Artaxis artist and nationally represented in galleries throughout the U.S. He was an exhibiting artist and tour co-manager with the Artstream Nomadic Gallery in 2017 and 2018. In addition to being selected as one of Ceramics Monthly’s 2018 Emerging Artists, he is also a 2018 Summer Windgate Scholarship recipient at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT. He currently maintains a full time studio pottery at Art 342 in Fort Collins. The diversity of the front range of the Rockies lends itself to a balance between his love of rock climbing, the outdoors and the arts. His palette of color and form are drawn from the exquisite and enduring beauty of the alpine landscape.