Brad Worden was born and raised under the expansive skies of the farmlands of Pennsylvania in a family that lived by their hands through carpentry, cooking, and farming. My doctoral training and professional background is Evolution and Ecological Biology, which is one reason why nature is a strong inspiration for my art.
After moving to the Asheville area in 2006, I began studying pottery seriously, throwing at Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts as well as at AB Tech. I feel fortunate to have studied under ceramic artist Becca Floyd for several years. At this time, I homed in on my intentions and details in my work.
I live on a bend in Turkey Creek in Leicester, N.C., along with my partner, young son, mother-in-law, and a menagerie of animals. Currently, I work out of Squeaky Wheel Pottery Studio in the River Arts District of Asheville where my work is on display.