June Woest is a Houston-based visual artist and educator born and raised in Kansas. Her midwestern roots continue to inform her interest of place and landscape as subject matter, particularly as it contrasts to her more urban, everyday life now in Houston, Texas. She has an interdisciplinary MFA that focused on Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Printmaking, and Photo Theory from the University of Houston. She attended Fort Hays Kansas State University for her undergraduate art degree. For 13 years in Houston she was a production potter, her craftsmanship and discipline acquired at Midwestern State University, in Wichita Falls, during a short two year Texas residency in the town. The content of her work has always explored the patterns, conversations, and connections people with their intimate, everyday objects and the meaning and symbolism inherent in materials from which they are made.