William Brouillard began his art education studying with John Perri at the State University of Wisconsin, at Menomonie, Wisconsin. After serving in the armed forces, he returned to Wisconsin to study with Don Reitz at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He graduated from Alfred University in 1976, then traveled to North Carolina where he was a resident craftsman and teacher at the Penland School.
William currently lives and works in Cleveland Ohio. He has a studio in the old steel making district and has taught ceramics at The Cleveland Institute of Art for the last 31 years. In 2002, he was awarded a McKnight grant and traveled to Minneapolis, MN, where he was a resident artist at the Northern Clay Center. At the end of his residency, he returned to Cleveland and resumed teaching at CIA. “I spend three days each week teaching at the Art Institute and the rest making pots and doing commission work in my Tremont studio.”