Mallory is originally from South Carolina, where she began her collegiate studies in the sciences with plans to study prosthetic design. Her focus shifted during her junior year and she went on to complete her BFA in ceramics from the University of South Carolina and later her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. She has served as Gallery Coordinator at The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, the east coast’s largest non-profit ceramics organization and has been an artist-in-residence at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. She has taught ceramics at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and most recently was a visiting artist/faculty, along with her husband, Matt Ziemke, at Indiana University Southeast. Mallory joined the UNK Art Department as head of ceramics in 2014, bringing with her, her husband, two dogs, and daughter.
Intriguing use of object sensitivity and interplay of interior and exterior surface from Wetherall, whose ceramic objects direct a sense of shape ‘cut’ into to reveal a cross-sectional diagram brought into sculptural relief. The object is formed and cast based on an emotional relationship to anatomical organs — this piece indicative of the top quarter of a pair of lungs and a metaphorical urge for air and space to survive — then carefully illustrated with a series of underglazes that renders layered visual information in the style and obsessive detail of 18th century medical etchings.