About Us

Jill creates vessels to use as canvases, which become three dimensional paintings. After an initial firing, bold all over patterns are painted on with bright glaze colors in may layers in the final firing gives life to her utilitarian pieces and makes them durable, everlasting works of art.

1975-1976 Work/study at Tonala Pottery, through the University of the Americas in
Guadalajara, Mexico
1977-1979 Barat College, Lake Forest, Illinois
1980-1981 BFA; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

From 1979 to 1996 Jill owned Northfield Pottery Works Studio & Gallery. In 1996 Jill moved and re-opened her new studio, Antioch Pottery Works. In addition to creating her own work
she teaches pottery and conducts regular workshops and lectures at public schools and

Festival of the Arts, Olahoma City, OK
Uptown Art Festival, Minneapolis, MN
Laumeier Sculpture Show, St. Louis, MO
Brookside Art Fair, Kansas City, MO
Art in The Park, Marion, IA
Deerpath Art Show, Lake Forest, IL*
Park Forest Art Show, Park Forest, IL*
Mt. Mary’s Starving Artists, Milwaukee, WI
Cambridge Pottery Festival, Cambridge, WI
Art in the Barn, Barrington, IL
Des Moines Festival of Art, Des Moines, IA
Monument Square, Racine, WI*
Madison Art Fair in the Square, Madison, WI
Geneva Art Festival, Geneva, IL
Glen Ellyn Festival of Art, Glen Ellyn, IL*
*Denotes Awards of Excellence