Marika Austad is a small batch ceramic artist based out of Birmingham, Alabama. She discovered her passion for ceramics 8 years ago while studying at university in San Antonio, Texas. While she enjoys all aspects of ceramics her current interest lies in hand thrown pottery. Her latest work focuses on functional, contemporary pottery that often combines contrasting organic and geometric shapes. Marika teaches a wheel throwing class at MAKEbhm that is open to the public. When she’s not working with clay Marika is raising four children and works as an animal nurse at an emergency veterinary clinic here in Birmingham.