Kari Radasch was born and raised in coastal Maine. She received her BFA from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, and her MFA from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. She has been a resident at the IWCAT program in Tokoname Japan, and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. She was an Emerging Artist at the 2004 NCECA in Indianapolis and a demonstrator at the 2010 NCECA in Philadelphia. She was the first potter awarded the Evelyn Shapiro Fellowship at The Clay Studio in Philly. Kari has been a Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture at Bates College, a presenter at Utilitarian Clay V and taught workshops and been a visiting artist at Art Centers and Universities around the Country. Kari currently teaches adjunct at Southern Maine Community College in Portland, Maine. She lives and pots in Westbrook, Maine with her husband Ian Anderson, daughter Ruby May, son Heilo Blue and their dog Max.