Bill Wilkey received his MFA from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his BFA from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Wilkey has also studied at Penland School in North Carolina, and Haystack Mountain School, on the coast of Maine. Wilkey’s work was exhibited for three consecutive years at the NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition, and he continues to show his work nationally. In 2014 Wilkey was selected as one of Ceramics Monthly’s Emerging Artists, and his work was also featured on the cover of the November/December issue of Pottery Making Illustrated. He is currently a new resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana where he will be participating as a Lincoln Fellow.

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“Crafting an object that exists beyond my own intentions fulfills a need to contribute to someone’s

daily ritual or personal escape. This work becomes a safeguard in which one can feel at ease while

experiencing it and their surroundings.

Above all, my hope is to use contrast as a tool to set up layers of information so the user can

make subtle discoveries while in use. This helps to distinguish the marks I make as an index of my

individual craftsmanship. This ongoing relationship sets up a situation of trust between the user and the

maker.” -Bill Wilkey

Thank you for your interest in Bill’s work. If you have any questions about ordering or unlisted works please call the gallery at (731)267-7784