b. 1979 – Son 2010, Daughter 2012, Daughter 2014
Focusing on ideas of fragility and subtle strength, Rhonda Willers creates ceramic vessels and mixed-media works with repetitive forms and markings to elicit thoughts of memories and nature. Willers studied at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (MFA), University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (post-baccalaureate) and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (BFA). From 2009-2012, she served as a Director at Large for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). 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 an instructor of Introductory Level Ceramics, 2D Design Foundation and Introduction to Visual Art. She maintains a studio at her home in rural Elk Mound, Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband and children.