Andy Nassise received his BFA from Adams State College of Colorado and his MFA from the University of Colorado. Nassise taught at the University of Georgia as a ceramics professor and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Georgia Council for the Arts, and a research grant form the University of Georgia. His work has been exhibited at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA; Ashville Art Museum in Ashville, NC; Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, AL; and numerous other institutions throughout the United States.
"Over the years I have developed methods of working with clay that are meant to bring out the natural qualities of that material and of the process of drying, shrinking, glazing, melting, and firing. By multiple firing, and layering of slips and glazes, I try to make objects that have stratified active surfaces that snap and crackle with energy. I am looking for meaning and content in the dynamics of the process and trying to apply this to my general aesthetic or world view."