Nick Joerling is a full-time studio potter who has maintained a studio in Penland, North Carolina, since the mid-1980s. He received a B.A. in History from the University of Dayton, Ohio, and an M.F.A. in ceramics from Louisiana State University in 1986. He has taught in craft programs in the United States and abroad, been widely reviewed and exhibited, and is represented in public and private collections.