Elspeth Schulze comes from the Cajun culture of Southern Louisiana, a vibrant community steeped in celebration. Her family is rooted in the natural landscape of Louisiana, a place where land and water meet. She grew up catching crawfish in the cypress swamp and counting alligators and roseate spoonbills in the marsh. Her work explores the complex relationship between material and place. Schulze has a BA in literature from Loyola University New Orleans and studied pattern making and garment design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She is currently completing an MFA program in Ceramics at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has worked behind the scenes in the arts for over a decade, serving as an artist assistant, ceramics studio assistant, pattern maker for a small clothing company, and product designer for Anthropologie stores. Prior to her graduate studies, she served as gallery director at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. Recent exhibition venues include the University of Colorado Art Museum, in Boulder, Colorado; Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; RedLine Art Center in Denver, Colorado; The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Union Hall in Denver, Colorado, and Calico Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. She is eager to join the dynamic community within the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.