Meaghan Gates was born and raised in Northern California where she received her Bachelors of Fine Art at California State University, Chico. She earned her Masters of Fine Art at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth as a Distinguished Art Fellow in the field of ceramics. At the completion of her undergraduate degree, she worked at the Guldgargaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark as an assistant and resident artist. She was also the recipient of a Windgate Fellowship that allowed her to work with a production potter in Seto, Japan and participate in residencies in Japan and China. Meaghan Gates’ work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the United States and internationally. Along with her artistic work, she has aided in the creation of a ceramic-based curriculum that has been used by the Ammachi Labs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) in Kerala, India. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in Ceramics at the Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, in the United States.