Doug Jeppesen holds a BA in Art History and a BFA in Art with an emphasis in ceramics from the University of Tulsa, and a MFA from Northern Illinois University. Doug is an Associate Professor of Art/Ceramics at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois where he has taught full time since 1998. He specializes in wood firing and has built a number of different styled wood fired kilns at the college. The latest was an Anagama, which was completed during the fall of 2006 and is one of only three in the state of Illinois. His work has appeared in numerous national juried and invitational exhibitions across the United States. Doug has presented workshops at area colleges and universities, in 2006 he was a panel member during the International Wood Firing Conference at Northern Arizona University and most recently in August of 2014 he was presenter at 2nd European Wood Fire Conference hosted by Guladagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Skaelskor Denmark.