Jill Lawley works at her studio, Boise Mudworks, in Boise's East End neighborhood and teaches pottery classes in Boise. Her ceramic work is both thrown on the wheel, thrown and altered, and also handbuilt. Jill holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls (1999) and an MFA from Utah State University (2005) in ceramics. She has experience firing wood, soda, salt and gas kilns, and is now working in cone 5 electric firing. Prior to working at Boise Mudworks, Jill taught ceramics at Boise State University, The University of Iowa, UW-River Falls, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (in Gatlinburg, Tennessee) and Lakeside Pottery (in Madison, Wisconsin).