Bill Wilkey is a current artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. He received his MFA from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a BFA from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Wilkey has also had the opportunity to learn with the craft school experience, which has taken him to places like Penland School of Crafts in Western North Carolina and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, on the coast of Maine where he was able to assist other makers. Wilkey has actively exhibited nationally. This includes three consecutive Nationally Juried Student Exhibitions in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference (NCECA) in Seattle, Houston, and Milwaukee. He has recently been featured in Ceramics Monthly as a 2014 Emerging Artist, as well as the cover article for the November/December issue of Pottery Making Illustrated. He has also received the Lincoln Fellowship and a long-term residency from The Archie Bray Foundation.