Adero Willard currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts where she is a studio potter and instructor of ceramics at Holyoke Community College. Previously, Adero taught at the Chautauqua Institute and Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY. Adero received a BFA from Alfred University in 1995 and an MFA at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2006, where she studied with Walter Ostrom and Neil Forrest. In 2008 she completed a one-year residency at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine. As a full-time artist, Adero has shown in a number of galleries and craft shows, including Ferrin Gallery, Craft Boston and the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, DC. Adero's decoration techniques are being featured in a book on glazes being released in August 2014 by Quarto Publishing. Her lifelong interest in surface decoration is fueled by a passion for textile design, painting, and collage.