Emily Mulkeen is a ceramic artist making ocean inspired functional pottery at the Jersey Shore.

Originally from New Jersey, she studied at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA and graduated in 2009 with a BS in Studio Arts (with a concentration in Ceramics.) Following school, she made pottery out of her small home studio in Jersey City, NJ before relocating to Walnut Creek, CA, for a California adventure.  After almost three years in California, this Jersey girl was missing the salt air.  Her family recently made the journey back to their hometown in Manasquan, NJ, where she lives with her husband, Matt, and their four-legged child, Bromley.

After graduating from CCC, Emily struggled to find her path, and took the past five years to develop her skills professionally.  During this time, she continued to work on her craft, honing her skills on the wheel in her spare time.  Their move to California was the best thing she did for her art.It was there that she found her artistic voice and a great community of ceramic artists in her community studio in Berkeley, CA.  During summer of 2015, she decided to jump back into making with two feet.  Now that she’s settled in New Jersey, she is ecstatic to be making pottery out of her home studio full time.