Lisa Hilton is a St. Louis Native. She earned her BS in Actuarial Science in 1988 from Maryville University. After various stints in insurance, consulting, volunteering, teaching, real estate and management, she returned to Maryville and completed her BFA in 2013. Gesture and texture are the focus of her sculpture. Her current work combines clay female figures with reference to nature and porcelain animal "portraits."
Staci DeBolt was born and raised in northern Indiana. She is a full-time studio potter in Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her undergraduate degree in ceramics from the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, followed by a two-year artist in residency program at The Carbondale Clay Center in Colorado. Staci has had the privilege of studying at the Chautauqua School of Art in New York, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, and The Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. Staci loves thinking about design and function. Every day she is delightfully challenged with creating pots that possess the best of these things.
Jackie Head resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she maintains a private studio. She received a Bachelor of Science in Arts Management and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with an emphasis in ceramics, from Indiana University Bloomington in December 2014. In the summer of 2014, Jackie had the opportunity to study abroad in China and worked at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen. She completed an internship at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, in 2015. She was an Artist in Residence at the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg, Florida, from 2015-2017.
Bill and Gean Bowen are potters from Southern Indiana, a small town of about 8,000 just across the Ohio River from Louisville, KY. Bill went to University of Evansville, where he learned about clay from Les Miley while working on Commercial Art degree, and Gean went to Oakland City College, now known as Oakland City University, studying Art under Joe Smith. It wasn’t until January 1992 at Indiana State University that they met as studio mates pursuing MFA in Ceramics under Dick Hay. Right after graduation in 1994, they moved to Evansville and got married. They always hoped to have a clay studio where they live, and they were able to slowly build it up after a year spent in South Korea, where Gean is from.
Tim Kowalczyk lives and has an active studio practice in Minonk, Illinois. Since graduating with his MFA from Illinois State University in 2011, he has participated in a steady stream of juried, group, invitational, and solo exhibitions. He has received several awards including the Presidential Scholarship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Merwin Medal: McLean County 82nd Annual Amateur Show, and Best of Show: Water Street Studios Anniversary Show. His work can be seen in private collections, University collections, and in a recent American Craft Magazine article. Tim is the adjunct instructor Ceramics at Illinois Central in East Peoria, Illinois.
Robin Power has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The theme of most of her work is the human condition and thoughts and emotions that bind us as human beings. Her work originates in her subconscious. Sculpture is her passion. She teaches at Lill Street in Chicago.