Andrew Hayes, born in Tucson, AZ studied sculpture at Northern Arizona University. He left school to learn more about metal fabrication by working in the industrial welding trade. Eventually Andrew sought to develop his artistic voice and applied to the Core Fellowship at Penland School of crafts. In the fall of 2014 Andrew retuned to Penland as an artist in residence where he continued working with book forms and fabrication. He now resides in Asheville with his family and makes sculpture.