Michael Corney was raised in the greater Los Angeles Metropolitan area where he was influenced by the bright colors of nature and the vibrant cultures that surrounded him.

He received his BA from Cal State University Fullerton and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

  While primarily a studio potter, Michael has taught workshops at Anderson Ranch, Penland School of Crafts and Santa Fe Clay. He has participated in shows at Santa Fe Clay (NM), Northern Clay Center (MN), The Schaller Gallery (MI) and Akar Design Gallery (IA)

Corney’s work is in the permanent collections of  The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, The Ceramic Research Center at Arizona State University Museum, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, the Racine Museum of Art and the Boise Museum of Art

He is currently a studio artist living and working in Austin Texas with his wife Erin and two sons Max and Kit.