- Dasha Kalisz was born in 1979 in Vermont where she currently lives and works. Kalisz creates her clay sculptures by altering wheel thrown forms and applying traditional and nontraditional ceramic surface methods. She pairs biomorphic abstract ceramic forms with found objects to explore emotionality. Kalisz graduated from Burlington College with a Bachelors in Art focused in ceramics and art history. Kalisz traveled extensively throughout the United States, Oaxaca, Mexico and Europe where she investigated ceramic cultures and participated in a residency at La Miaderianna International School for Ceramics. Kalisz belongs to the Brandon Artist Guild and is an arts educator. Kalisz earned her MFA at Maine College of Art and teaches art at a public school.