Deighton is a ceramic sculptor, educator and is currently a full time Lecturer of Art at Clemson University. He has taught at numerous institutions including Winthrop University, Greenville Technical College, and TriCounty Technical College. 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 completed a Residency at STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise in Star, North Carolina and conducted a co-lecture, Seeking Ethical Craft, at the 2018 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference in Pittsburgh, PA.