Sara Martin, owner:

I’m a wife of the owner and head potter of Black Oak Art. We have 3 children that keep us on our toes. We also have a retail store in Downtown Waco called Gather. I love...

to throw a party for any reason // metallic details // big southern front porches // warm summer nights // cold winter days // camp fires // falling leaves // Texas football // hand thrown pottery & the potters themselves // good cheese and good wine // buttercream icing // our family mountain cabin // listening to my kids laugh // homemade pizza // impromptu dinner parties // happy hour with my girl friends // watching dance movies // traveling // a great bar cart // daffodils // an overflowing window box // a nonfat latte // catching a matinee with my hubby // Jackson Hole, Wyoming // good Lebanese food // Farmers Markets // vegetable gardens // Trader Joes // small Texas towns with great antique stores and busy city life where you can get lost a little.


Briann dorris, Lead coordinator: 

I’m a Texas native with a passion for people, beauty, community, & adventure. I put my roots down in Waco about 8 years ago & it has been a great privilege to bear witness to the stories of love, redemption, & growth that have been birthed in this city & beyond over the years. I love...

all things hand made & heartfelt // big mugs of coffee in the morning // twinkly lights // travel // fall leaves // Greek islands // Pomeranian puppies // social justice & policy // anything chocolate // Middle Eastern food & culture // the art of calligraphy // good books // diversity // celebrating in a way that is both intimate & extravagant // mountains, always // long walks // snail mail // pizza // fresh flowers // being in my pajamas // hot tea // olive oil // sharing life abundantly.

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charlene lee, assistant coordinator:

I believe in visions. I believe that the impossible is always possible. I love working with the dreamers, creatives, and visionaries of the world to make mere dreams a reality. I will soon become an official graduate of Baylor University in December 2017 and plan to continue chasing passions and dreams of my own afterwards. I love...

adventuring // traveling // exploring// outdoors // camping // sports // music // guitar // piano // art // painting // photography // design // typography // lettering // all things creative // chasing inspiration // the environment // animals // nature // all things associated with sustainability // cooking // avocados // tea dates // plants and gardening // puppies // Scottish highland calves // bodies of water // mountains.


Jacqueline Johnson, public relations intern:

I grew up in Minnesota and moved to Texas for college. I will graduate from Baylor University with a major in Public Relations and a minor in WorId Affairs. I love...

big windows // al fresco dining // fall in the north // sporadic weekend trips // the Italian countryside // indoor plants // Texas pecan coffee // seaside cliffs // good design // art history // lilacs // linen // hand written letters // the feeling at a concert when everyone is singing along // fresh ocean air // Minneapolis, MN // morning light // wood fired pizza // the scent of jasmine // cherry coke // books you can’t put down // husky puppies.