Growing up in Conyers Georgia, Renée spent many summer days playing in the creek bed next to her home. Clay has always been under her nails. In 2002 Brown left the Interior design field to pursue her MFA in Ceramics at the University of North Texas. Upon receiving her degree, she completed several artist residencies in Montana including: The Archie Bray Foundation, Red Lodge Clay Center, and The Clay Studio of Missoula. She now maintains an independent studio in the Historic Brunswick Building in downtown Missoula, Montana.