A native of Tarentum, Pennsylvania, Edward Eberle has lived and worked in Pittsburgh since 1975. He holds a B.S. in Art Education from Edinboro State College (1967) and an M.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (1972). In the 1970s and early 1980s, Eberle taught ceramics at the Philadelphia College of Art and Carnegie Mellon University. In 1985 he became a full time studio artist focusing on ceramics and drawing. Eberle's work has been recognized for its exploration of the human condition through a unique marriage of unglazed porcelain and fanciful illustration in black terra sigillata (porcelain slip).