Bailey Arend was born and raised in Anchorage, AK where he learned to love the dramatic landscape and outdoor adventure. He competed nationally with the Whitman College nordic ski team and earned a BA in Chemistry in 2010. He was a resident artist at the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts in Asheville, NC and a Post-Baccalaureate student in Anchorage Alaska before enrolling in Graduate School at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2014.