Chris Drobnock, who achieved a Masters in Fine Art from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in 2016, and previously a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a dual concentration in ceramics and printmaking from Edinboro University, lives in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania. He spent three months as an academic resident artist at the Tainan National University of the Arts in Southern Taiwan and in 2018 completed a two-year residency at the Clay Studio of Missoula in western Montana.

Drobnock has been operating under RIVER ARTS as a practicing studio potter, sculptor, illustrator, and designer since 2011 when he established his Juniata River location in Mount Union, Pennsylvania.

He is currently researching hand-fabricated ceramic manufacture and design in relationship to the local pre- and post-industrial production of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

Chronically pre-occupied with the utility of object and the human body.