Emily Schroeder Willis received her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2006. She is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the 2001 Jerome Fellowship from the Northern Clay Center and the Sage Scholarship from the Archie Bray Foundation. She has exhibited her work across North America as well as in Europe, Central America and Australia. Emily taught in Calgary, Canada at the Alberta College of Art + Design for the 2009-2010 academic school year as the ceramics department’s visiting artist and instructor under the Rawlinson Visiting Artist Initiative. Additionally, she was a presenter at the Arrowmont Utilitarian Clay Conference in 2012. Currently, she has a studio in Chicago.