Deighton is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Ceramics at Winthrop University. He completed his MFA in Studio Ceramics at Clemson University and his undergraduate studies Magna Cum Laude at Armstrong University in Savannah, Georgia. He originally hails from the Far North of Anchorage, Alaska but has spent an equal amount of time in the Deep South of Georgia, Texas, and South Carolina. He has shown work both nationally and internationally including the ISCAEE member Exhibition in Yixing, China and ArtFields 2017 in Lake City, South Carolina where he won a Merit Award for sculpture. He recently completed a Short-Term Residency at STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise. His work focuses mainly on the tenuous balance between human and landscape and utilizes both figural forms and geologic formations to create complex narratives about human consciousness and its impact on the surrounding climate.