Russ Orlando earned his MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, including the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, the Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) and Ceramic Artist Exchange – Tandem in Neumünster, Germany.  A recipient of the Kresge Artist Fellowship, he is currently a lecturer at the University of Michigan-Flint.