Phillip Finder is a ceramic artist working in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied industrial design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, before earning a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of North Florida under the guidance of ceramic artist Stephen Heywood in 2009. He honed his artistic direction through a three-year graduate program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and in 2013 received a Master of Fine Art degree in Ceramics under the direction of Paul Dresang and Matt Wilt.
Phillip Finder currently teaches ceramics at Maryville University in St. Louis and at Krueger Pottery Supply in Webster Groves. He works out of his home studio in Compton Heights, St. Louis, Missouri.