Dallas Wooten was born in Louisville, Kentucky, where he earned a BFA in Ceramics from Indiana University Southeast. Upon graduating, he attended Ohio University’s graduate program where he completed an MFA. Following his time at OU, Dallas was a long-term Artist-in-Residence at Hope Center for Arts and Technology, Inc., where he taught classes at HopeCAT as well as Youngstown State University. He founded Wooten Clayworks in 2020 and is currently setting up his studio in Hackettstown, New Jersey, where he works as a studio artist. Recently, Dallas received a 2022 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist award.