Beth Shook considers herself a native of the southwest, having lived her most reckless and influential years in El Paso, Texas. She earned her BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1985. Under the instruction of the most accomplished professors, she discover clay, developed her skills as a craftsman, and a near obsession with the drawn line. In 1990, she received her MFA in Ceramics from Arizona State University. She recently returned to drawing - her first love. Her teaching career spanned 30 years with the Maricopa Community Colleges. Ms. Shook maintains a studio in Gilbert, Arizona.