The following ceramic works were created while I was a visiting artist in residence at North Dakota State University. During that often frigid five week period, I was able to create a body of works which express a sense of exploration, hope, chance, excitement, and enthusiasm. At the same time, with talented faculty and students, we were able to fire off the University's specialized wood kiln to the successful vitrification of many student works, pots, and sculptures. Below are images of some of the work I was able to complete there. The work is made from clay mined locally in North Dakota at the Hebron mine, some is glazed and fired to cone 6, other works were fired in the wood kiln to cone 9.