Carly Riegger is a chronically ill female from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She took a strong interest in ceramics in high school. She is currently working on a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Ceramics at Indiana University Southeast. In the Spring of 2020, she received a BFA in Studio Art, with a specialization in Ceramics at Bowling Green State University. Her senior year she received the James W. Strong Outstanding Senior Award and the James W. Strong Studio Achievement Award for her service and participation in BGSU’s School of Art. She additionally participated in BGSU’s Clay Club and BGSU’s D.R.E.A.M. Club which stands for Disability Rights, Education, Advocacy, and Mentoring. She worked in panels explaining and teaching others about disability, and even explaining her own pain in discussions around the campus. In her final BFA Thesis Exhibition, she depicted her own chronic pain in small scenes using her ceramic dolls. She is dedicated to continuing her work advocating for those with disabilities as she moves forward in her ceramic art.