Crystal Morey graduated with a BFA with an emphasis in ceramics from California College of the Arts. Morey possesses a rigorous and prolific studio practice in Oakland, and teaches ceramics at UC Berkeley's ASUC. Artist residencies to-date include Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine. She has exhibited in Atlanta at Young Blood Gallery, in Pittsburgh at Los Medanos College, and in San Jose at Anno Domini, among multiple local shows.
"My intention is to explore human emotion, and its relationship with the environment. I want to study the tenuous, symbiotic balance between human necessities and the health of our forests, oceans, mountains, and deserts. I want to combine my love for sculpting and making with more concrete knowledge of botany, ecology, and environmental studies. I want to investigate ideas of man vs. nature and our destruction of the earth. I want to explore the psychological aspects related to the disintegration of nature and its effects on psychosis, body language, and attitude towards life. In my work I want to reveal the delicate relationship of humans to the earth and the balance that is needed in order for life to continue." -Crystal Morey