Jeri Au’s mixed media installations combine clay with unexpected (and often organic) materials. For 15 years, Au ran a successful studio pottery in the St. Louis region. Originally from Hawaii, she has exhibited her work across the US, the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong. She received her B.A. in English from St. Louis University in 1969. She also studied at St. Louis Community College, University of Hawaii, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is now the head of ceramics at Webster University.