Katie and I moved to Springfield, Illinois in August and I started my apprenticeship with Simon Levin on August 12th, 2019. Before officially starting I spent about one month assisting Simon with his Intimate Anagama Workshop in Gresham, Wisconsin. Immediately after the workshop we fired the anagama kiln again with Brian Chen, Liz Vukelich, Lars Volts, and Nancy Miller-Korth. It was a whirlwind beginning to an awesome experience. Already I have been challenged to consider every part of my work in greater ways.