I have been living in Waco, Texas since 2008 after graduating from the University of North Texas with an MFA. Currently I am a lecturer in the Art Dept. at Mclennan Community College. In my work the line between functional and sculptural is faint and the forms have more to do with the wood kiln itself than any allegiance to a particular technique. I try to be honest with the process and to be involved with it physically and mentally. Firing with wood has proven to be a good source for both of these things. Long hours of splitting wood, loading pots, and burning logs have brought me into more intimate contact with the material.