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Welcome to MikaelaWorks! My name is Mikaela Benner--artist and writer. I can't do one without the other! I started telling stories when I was in middle school, but didn't make the decision to pursue art as a profession until college. I want to illustrate chapter scenes like in classic books, whether they're in graphite or etchings!

I graduated from St. Norbert College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Never wanting to stop improving my skills, I've been attending the online school: The Oatley Academy, since 2011.

Currently, I have the dream opportunity of working at Clay Bay Pottery in the best art environment of Door County. I help paint pottery in the studio that my boss, Jeanne Aurelius, throws and designs, and also help with managerial duties in the showroom. Best. Apprenticeship. Ever!