Paul Pitt: Although Coyote Clay is formally educated and teaches sculpture and drawing at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas he has chosen a different path from the norm. He and Sharon, his wife of over forty years live in the woods in a cavehouse, make an organic garden and experience directly the Creator’s gentle touch. The flute-making studio is also underground. When the weather is warm enough some of the work on the flutes can be done outside where the sounds of the forest provide an appropriate backdrop. There are two sons, the youngest of which has migrated from the Arkansas cave to the Florida coast where he is an interpreter for Language Line. The oldest has his own family. He is an emergency room nurse at a Little Rock hospital and is himself the father of triplets. Coyote Clay is therefore a grandfather coyote. Being small of statue as coyotes are he has long been a distance runner and is a veteran of several 26.2 mile marathon foot races. As of this writing Coyote Clay still runs and continues to be a “Health Nut” regarding diet and exercise etc. At Harding University in his office is a framed certificate of adoption into the Neches tribe of the Cherokee Nation. The certificate is signed by “Chief White Eagle” of the Neches tribe. His art has won multiple awards and has been seen from Florida to California and continues to be in many art gallery type establishments. Making flutes is his passion and has been the main focus of his art since 1995.