Phil and Gail Sellers graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute, studying painting and industrial design and developing their passion for pottery after studying with Ken Ferguson. They founded River Hill Pottery in 1978. Over many years their interest has shifted from wheel throwing to hand building, creating a signature series with unique extrusions and weaving patterns. These baskets have unusual carved rims that look like wood and are signed and dated. As the demand for their woven baskets has grown, so has River Hill Pottery. Today their woven baskets can be found in numerous shops and galleries around the country, and have been featured in various publications and textbooks on extruding and handbuilding.