Michelle Summers is currently a visiting professor of ceramics at Kent State University. She received her B.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota. Summers has taught in various ceramic communities and schools, and was an artist-in-residence at the Northern Clay Center, Archie Bray Foundation and Holter Museum. Her artwork merges many types of art and craft in the vehicle form of pottery.