Colleen A. Williams, a New Jersey native, has been involved in art-making since a very early age. Sewing by age four, designing posters and surface design printing on a variety of forms throughout high school, constructing with craft media and fine art painting during college, she majored in environmental design/architecture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After completing her studies with a BS in Architectural Studies, she was introduced to the ceramic medium and soon founded her award-winning line of porcelain jewelry, a collection entitled "Local Texture". Collected by women worldwide, she has exhibited at many of the nation's most prestigious fine art shows throughout the US, at galleries and museum shops. A few years ago, Colleen began to develop larger, decorative and sculptural forms in porcelain which combine her love of architectural form and surface design. Her work in clay has recently been awarded the Martha Boschen Porter grant by the Berkshire-Taconic Foundation and has been included in the feature article "From Idea to Finished Form" in "Ceramics Monthly" magazine. In late 2015, Colleen relocated to Chattanooga from The Berkshires of Massachusetts and currently maintains a ceramic studio at the Chattanooga WorkSpace.