Breena Buettner grew up in Amarillo, TX where she took her first clay class at the age of sixteen. She fell in love with coil built ceramic works and chose to persue a degree in Studio Art at the University of North Texas. For the past year and a half of her bachelors, Breena has focused on utilitarian wheel thrown vessels. The complexity of the natural materials, proportions of form, and firing processes are found to be the most fulfilling. UNT's more self reliant ceramics program allowed her to make her own clay, glaze recipes, and fire her own kiln load of pots from bisque to glaze. The majority of Breena's work is fired in a wood and salt kiln that reaches the temperature of 2400 degrees by the process of continually stoking the kiln with split logs of wood. This primitive firing method allows for the wood ashes in the atmosphere of the kiln to reside on the pots causing the applied glazes to react and run and also the areas of raw clay to be covered with the ash and salt glaze. Breena received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics May of 2013 with a minor in Psychology. She is currently living in Buena Vista, CO.