Levi Casias was born and raised in Southwest CO. He attended Colorado State University majoring in pottery and sculpture. He studied under Richard DeVore and Ken Hendry, (pottery) and Gary Voss (sculpture). Upon graduating with a dual B.F.A., he moved to Southern California with his wife Anita. He received his M.F.A. in ceramics under Joanne Hayakawa and Richard Burkett. He also studied abroad in Cortona, Italy under Tony Marsh from Cal State Long Beach. During this time it made a lasting impact on his work and life and continues to create work influenced from that developmental period.