Casey Whittier is a ceramicist and installation artist. Her practice explores the visceral qualities of clay, elements from nature, and the power of shared experience. Whittier currently teaches ceramics and social practice at the Kansas City Art Institute. Questions of legacy, sense of place, longing and an invested interest in non-human ecosystems are central to her artistic investigation. Often working with multiple clay bodies in any given piece, Whittier seeks the inherent variations in surface and texture, its ability to mimic, to be thick, thin, ephemeral or seemingly permanent.