Brenda Lichman grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin. She received her B.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1998 and her M.F.A. in ceramics with a minor in drawing from the University of North Texas in 2002.
In 2008, Brenda curated and organized "Line to Volume", an exhibition of thirty nationally known ceramic artists for the NCECA conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Brenda was named, "Emerging Artist" from Ceramics Monthly Magazine in May of 2009; she also received a "Merit Award" from the University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition that same year.
Currently, Brenda works as a studio potter in Wichita, Kansas where she also teaches ceramics and drawing at Wichita State University. Her work is represented by Red Lodge Clay Center, AKAR, 18 Hands Gallery, & Santa Fe Clay.