Andy Clift received his MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture at the University of Delaware, in Newark, Delaware, studying under Victor Spinski. He completed his BFA in Graphic Design and Ceramics from Minnesota State University, in Mankato, Minnesota, where he studied with James Tanner and Roy Strassberg.
Andy was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in Winona, Minnesota. He taught Ceramics and Sculpture for 13 years at several colleges throughout southern California including the University of Redlands. Andy currently resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two growing boys, where he is currently working home renovation projects, being a dad and helping his boys succeed in their youthful but serious soccer careers, and where he works in his home studio evolving and creating his art.