Randi O’Brien is a multiracial ceramic artist, historian, writer, and educator from the Rocky Mountains. She earned both an MFA in ceramics and a MA in art history from the University of Montana. O’Brien is currently an associate professor of ceramics and art history at Montana State University, Billings, and editor of Studio Potter.
O’Brien exhibits across the United States and globally; selected locations include: Kilkenny, Ireland; Valparaiso, Chile; Alberta, Canada; and New York, among other states in the U.S. O'Brien has curated numerous exhibitions and has presented her research on ceramics for the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference, and Ceramics Ireland’s International Ceramic Festival. Her research has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Art and Perception: Technical, Ceramics Ireland, and Studio Potter.