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Bill Riker studied at Alfred University until he graduated, with his B.F.A.,

Glass, in 1971. He continued his studies at Rhode Island School of Design,
under Dale Chihuly, where he attained his M.F.A., Glass/Sculpture.  After
graduation in 1975 he then opened his studio, Riker Art Glass, on Tingley
Street in Providence.

In 2002 Bill moved to his current location on Curtis Street in East
Providence. At Riker Art Glass he continues to expand by teaching Continuing

Education classes for RISD, as well as private classes. Whether it is hand
blown, slumped, or fused glass, he is an accomplished artist with numerous
pieces featured in craft galleries, gift shops, and private collections
throughout the country.

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