Dakota Parkinson is a resident artist at the Morean Center for Clay and a technician at the Hive St. Pete. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri in 2016. She is a ceramicist, community builder, and stalwartly visible trans femme. She got her start in ceramics at a community studio in 2019, and she went on to join Access Arts as an artist in residence (2020-2022). She is interested in clay as a place, clay as an extension of body, clay as a mourning ritual, and clay as a deeply relational social practice.