David Peters was born and raised in Amarillo Texas. The son of a wood-shop and earth science teachers, he was curious about the natural world and made things at a young age. He went on earned his bachelors of art from Utah State University. While an artist in resident at the Archie Bray Foundation, David began using locally sourced materials for his work. During graduate work at Montana State University he researched and refined his unique approach to wood- firing through kiln design and experiments with CAD. He has returned to Helena Montana where he is a full time artist.