Rhonda Willers


Focusing primarily on ideas of fragility, space and subtle strength, Willers uses ceramic vessels, drawings, paintings and mixed-media works with repetitive forms and markings to elicit thoughts of memories, spiritual spaces and rituals.

Willers received her BFA in ceramics and photography from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls in 2003 and continued with post-baccalaureate studies at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth. In 2007, she completed her MFA at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with an emphasis in ceramics and minor studies in drawing and sculpture. Her work and writing has appeared in Ceramics Monthly and Ceramics Technical.

Willers served as a Director at Large for the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts (NCECA) from 2009 - 2012. In this role, she assisted in the planning of the annual NCECA conference in addition to serving on committees that support the organization's mission of promoting and supporting the ceramic arts.

Since 2007, Willers has been a Lecturer in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls teaching a broad range of courses. Presently, she is the Ceramics Area Lead and an instructor of Introduction to Visual Art and Beginning and Advanced Level Ceramics.

She currently maintains a studio at her home in rural Wisconsin, where she lives
with her husband and children.

Interview broadcasted on Wisconsin Public Radio: Spectrum West (click here to listen)



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