Neil Estrick holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art, with an emphasis in ceramics and photography, from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Utah State University. He has been making pottery since 1992, and specializes in wheel thrown porcelain. Neil was born and raised in Colorado, but currently resides in Grayslake, IL with his wife, a veterinarian, and his two sons. Since 2004 he has been the owner of Neil Estrick Gallery, LLC, in Grayslake, IL. In addition to being a working studio and gallery, the business has a large classroom studio space where Neil holds pottery classes for kids and adults. He also offers workshops for teachers, sells kilns and other pottery equipment, and repairs pottery kilns and wheels in the Chicago-Milwaukee area.