Maeve Mueller studied at the School at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she concentrated in ceramics and light metals. A New England native originally hailing from Salem, New Hampshire, Mueller now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

I first sat down at a potter’s wheel in Somerville, Massachusetts when I was 11. Eight years later, I left Boston to study art in Chicago, the city where my great aunt once lived and painted. I asked myself a lot of questions there, and ceramics became my language for fleshing out the answers. Clay grounded me.

The more like meditation my art practice is, the happier I am. If I’m going to dedicate my life to making objects (and I am) they should be honest and precious and created for the purpose of being intimately experienced by others.