ABOUT THE ARTIST
Chad Coffman was born in Broadway, Virginia, in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley. Ever since his very early childhood, he has committed himself to some type of art. At age six he was covering his grandmother's living room with drawings of fantastical creatures inspired by anything from Jim Henson to science fiction, horror, and antiquity. At age eight he remembered getting his first block of polymer clay and instantly being addicted. Fast forward through to college, and his love for the medium never ceased. He received his BFA in Crafts & Material Studies with an emphasis in glass and ceramics from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004. During his education, he was selected for the Allan Eastman Award of Achievement for creative excellence in his ceramic work. He now has returned to the Shenandoah Valley were he continues to imagine and create the work of his life's calling.
Listen to an interview with the artist on the podcast 'Written in Small Spaces' with host Ian Bodkin.