June Woest is a Houston-based visual artist and educator born and raised in central Kansas. Her Kansas heritage continues to inform her interest of place and landscape as subject matter, particularly as its contrasts to her more urban, everyday life now in Houston. She has an interdisciplinary MFA in Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, and Photography from the University of Houston and attended Fort Hays Kansas State University for her undergraduate degree in Secondary Art Education. She was a production potter in Houston for 13 years before graduate school. The content of her work has always explored the patterns, conversations, and connections people have with their intimate, everyday objects and the materials from which they are made.