Tanner Mothershead is originally from the surrounding Kansas City, MO area. He attended college at Northwest Missouri State University where he received his BFA in ceramics. After graduating he underwent a one year post bachelor's opportunity at the University of Iowa. He has remained here currently enrolled as a ceramic graduate and TA. Tanner’s work is predominately figural with focuses on psychosocial behaviors. These sculptures both illustrate and encourage human interaction. The works are nontraditionally finished and incorporate multimedia and found-object elements in juxtaposition of the ceramic medium.