In high school during my ceramics class, I would spend my time making jewelry. My teacher never redirected me to the required coiled vessel assignment, but rather recognized the importance of giving me the time and space to play and learn about the potential of the material. This was liberating and set the path for my career in the visual arts. I strive to bring a sense of excitement and wonder to the classroom, as students explore the potential of a material, arriving at their own answers. Helping to guide students through this experience of self discovery through artistic expression is truly rewarding.