Quinn Maher grew up in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle Washington. Quinn worked at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center for several years as a ceramic intern and studio assistant. It was while working at “the ranch” that Quinn first learned about and participated in atmospheric firings, and quickly developed an appreciation. This fondness for atmospheric firing led him to Utah State University, where he graduated with an MFA. Currently, his interests include testing the effects the cooling process has on the surface of soda fired and gas fired wares at both low and high temperatures. Quinn currently works at Morehead State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor in ceramics.