Carina Kooiman studied at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI where she graduated with a BA in Studio Art and French in 2009. While there she taught ceramics in programs for homeless adults and at-risk youth. She later moved to Pittsburgh, PA where she is currently based. Carina works at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh managing the Art Studio, which includes working with community artists, developing arts programming, and directing the ceramic program. She also teaches ceramics at Union Project, a community and arts center. In addition to her home studio, Carina also works out of Union Project’s cooperative ceramic studio.