Janet Williams is currently assistant professor of ceramics at University of North Carolina–Charlotte. She holds two BAs in Fine Art, one from Middlesex Polytechnic in London, England, and one from École des Beaux Arts in Aixen-Provence, France. She also received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Her sculptural work has been featured in exhibitions and installations worldwide, most recently at the Tampa International Airport in Florida; in the 6th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2011 Competition, in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea; as well as the 2012 exhibition at Northern Clay Center, Repetitive Nature. Much of Williams' work is connected to “place” and explores the geography of the United States (her adopted home) as well as the transition from “tourist” to “inhabitant.”