This ceramic work was created while I was a visiting artist in residence at North Dakota State University. During that (often rigid) five weeks, I worked on a new body of figurative work with intention to express a sense of exploration, hope, chance, excitement, and enthusiasm. At the same time, with fabulous faculty and students, we were able to fire the University's specialized wood kiln. Here are images of some of the works completed there. Sculptures are made from clay mined locally in North Dakota at the Hebron Mine and formulated and mixed in house at NDSU. Work is glazed and fired to cone 6, other works were fired in the wood kiln to cone 9 rdxn for aprox. 70 hours.