Primarily working in ceramic sculpture, Casey Hochhalter investigates the interaction of nature's systems and the immensity of imagination. He is a Studio Art Instructor with experience in two and three dimensional design, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, digital photography, airbrush painting, and art appreciation. Casey received a Masters of Fine Arts from Illinois State University, Normal, focusing his studies on balancing content and form with the traditions and current critical thought of ceramic art. He earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Minnesota State University, Mankato, majoring in ceramics and minoring in art history. Casey's success as an artist and writer has earned him grant support for experimental research projects. His work has been presented in a number of highly regarded national and international exhibitions and publications.