Zoë Powell holds a B.A. in Ceramics and a B.S. in Biology from The College of William & Mary and is currently working as a studio ceramist at Studio Alluvium, a gallery and native clay production studio she co-founded with her partner Mitch Iburg in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Her sculptural work serves as a formal exploration of human emotions; an attempt to visualize the intangible. Zoë is a former wood-fire resident of both the Cub Creek Foundation, in Appomattox, Virginia, and Cobb Mountain Arts and Ecology Project, in Northern California. She is a past VMFA fellowship recipient and has been awarded numerous grants for her work with native clays and wood firing. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries around the country.