Michael Dika is a ceramic sculptor and educator living in Newark, Delaware. He has shown his works internationally and nationally in Germany- Berlin, Turkey, Delaware, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Oregon, Virginia, and Florida. His recent works can be viewed at Grounds for Sculpture- New Jersey. He is a recipient of the A. Gray Magness Fellowship Award (UD), Penland School of Craft Full Vision Residency Program Scholarship, and 2022 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Multicultural Fellow Award. Michael has published three peer review articles, the most recent article with Ceramic Art + Perception #188 issue. He also, curated the Medium is the Message- The African Diaspora story premiered at the University of Delaware which is currently traveling. Michael’s works is inspired by his experience working in Ghanaian markets, he considers the interplay between tension and balance while emphasizing human fragility, vulnerability, and exhaustion in his sculptures.