Lauren Faust grew up in Madison, Wisconsin where she discovered a love of the arts and the ceramic medium at a young age. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in ceramics from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in 2007. After completing undergraduate studies she continued her education at the University of Florida, completing a post-baccalaureate program in ceramics from 2009 to 2010. Faust became a faculty member and gallery director at The Doris Community Cultural Center in Gainesville, Florida from 2011 to 2013 and is a current faculty member at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, Illinois. Faust is interested in storytelling, costume and fantasy, using these themes in her work to ask questions about human emotion, human nature, desire and beauty. Faust is inspired by travel and experience, collecting stories and imagery from different countries, cultures and people from around the world. She continues to maintain a dedicated and diligent studio practice, immersing herself in her surroundings and building her experience in the field of ceramics.