Bil Buhler: Geek Turned Artist


Cherry Creek Arts FestivalBil Buhler (aka “Mr. Pots”)

Bil discovered the joy of making pottery more than 30 years ago when living in the Chicago area. After moving to Denver and while working in the computer industry, he earned a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver.  Making pottery gave Bil a creative outlet vastly different from the technical requirements of his job.

When he retired, his avocation as a potter became his new life’s work. He wishes he had switched much sooner, he says, since he has such fun with his creations. “My favorite functional forms are bowls—bowls with elegant lines, full of rhythm and gesture.” Buhler’s work has been accepted into multiple juried art shows. For more on his art, see

On the Academy Board, he serves as President.