Mike received his BFA degree from Texas Tech University with a concentration in painting. He got his MFA in ceramics from North Texas State University. After graduating, Mike taught ceramics at Tarrant County Jr. College and Texas Weslean College. He now lives with his wife Norma in Austin, Texas where he teaches at Austin Community College and works in his studio. Mike’s work is displayed in Clarksville Galleries in Austin as well as other galleries throughout the southwest. Mike has exhibited his work at art fairs in Texas, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. Mike works in porcelain clay and uses high-fire glazes in vivid colors. The brush work in the glazes reflects his interest in painting.