Dallas Wooten was born in Louisville, Ky, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Indiana University Southeast, right across the river. Upon graduating, he attended Ohio University’s graduate program. Wooten completed his Masters in Fine Arts from OU in 2020. Following his time at OU, Wooten was a long-term Artist-in-Residence at Hope Center for Arts and Technology, Inc., where he taught classes at HopeCAT as well as Youngstown State University. Wooten was awarded as a 2022 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist and was featured in the ArtStream Nomadic Gallery expo at the 2023 NCECA conference. Wooten founded Wooten Clayworks in 2020 which has recently opened its physical location in Hackettstown New Jersey. Wooten currently teaches and curates high quality ceramic exhibitions at Wooten Clayworks where he’s working to build a community to share his joy for pottery with.