"I make pottery as a result of a very severe case of horror vacui that I contracted as a young child. I was introduced to pottery making in therapy in order to help me overcome this dreaded aliment. As difficult as my recovery has been, the treatment (in large part due to my practice of ceramics) was successful and now I can proudly call myself a productive member of society."
Michael received his BFA from California State University, Fullerton, and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has been an artist-in-residence at Cleveland Institute of Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and the California College of Arts and Crafts. Corney received an individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Idaho State Commission on the Arts and his work is included in numerous public and private collections including the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, the Racine Art Museum, and the Boise Art Museum.