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, MN, the Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) and Ceramic Artist Exchange – Tandem in Neumünster/Germany.  A recipient of the Kresge Artist Fellowship he is an Adjunct Professor and lecturer.