Luke Armitstead was born in Seattle, WA, 1989. He received a BFA in 2011 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where he focused mainly on ceramic sculpture, architecture, design and painting. After Graduating from SAIC, Luke attended a two-year long Post Baccalaureate program In ceramics at University of Wisconsin, Madison. At UW Madison he continued to make work, as well further his research around his work. In July of 2015 he started a two-year long residency at Pottery Northwest, a ceramic studio in Seattle, where he was able to sculpt and teach sculpture classes. Over the past years, Luke has primarily worked in Ceramic Sculpture, yet also he has often incorporated wood, concrete, metal and plants into his work. Along with viewing himself as a Sculptor, Luke considers himself a painter, designer, builder and gardener. Luke’s work is intuitive, colorful, abstract, structural and urgent, however his ideas around the making of his pieces are often fueled by concepts that seek to relate to, or interact with people, landscape, and design. In Fall 2018, Luke started his Masters of Fine Art with the 3D4M Interdisciplinary Sculpture program at the University of Washington.