Noah Starer is a self-taught ceramics artist. Born in 1968 in Los Angeles, California, Starer took pottery and craft classes in high school and college, but eventually focused on sociology and human services. In 1994, he received his Masters degree in Social Work from Boston University, and worked as a social worker for 18 years. During his graduate studies, Starer also joined a community pottery studio and began producing retail ceramic work. He continued working in this way for the next decade, while moving around the United States. In 2012, he opened his own ceramics studio in rural Washington, where he turned his attention to the naked clay movement and alternative firing techniques (specifically, aluminum foil saggar firing). As of 2014, his work was  being sold and exhibited across the United States, and, in March 2016, he premiered a solo exhibition at Eutectic Gallery in Portland, Oregon. In 2017, Starer relocated to New Mexico; he lives and works in Santa Fe.