We live in Big Piney Wyoming,. It is a high dessert area between two mountain ranges, Wind River and the Wyoming Range. My wife is an elementary teacher and I teach elementary art. We have three kids and many pets. When I first moved here, the lack of trees was overwhelming. Walking to school one day, I notice a leaf frozen in a puddle, The detail of the leaf was beautiful and this inspired me to incorporate the natural beauty of nature into my pottery.