Anthony Wolking is a native of Kentucky and was raised near the
Ohio River-within view of the city of Cincinnati, OH. In 1990
Wolking attended Morehead State University on an Arts Leadership
Award, declaring a double major in Visual Arts and Chemistry.
As a senior, having his first experience with ceramics he
changed his studio focus from printmaking to clay and has
worked primarily with that medium ever since. Upon graduating
he returned to the banks of the Ohio and established a studio
and built his first of many kilns and began teaching at the
Baker Hunt Arts and Cultural Center. After years of teaching he
decided to pursue his terminal degree and received his MFA in
Ceramic Sculpture in 2010 from the University of Cincinnati-DAAP.
During his research there he traveled twice to China and once to
Taiwan and has since taught at Shawnee State University and
Portsmouth, OH, and at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
His love of teaching and the exploration of material has led to
the development of Ecological Art focused curriculum and the
sourcing of materials both local, native, and for the purposes
of creative reuse.