For almost four years I worked to find adoptive homes for Texas children living in state custody. The stresses and successes of working in child welfare pushed me to reconnect to a time in college spent as a pottery student.
Each form of clay demands nurturing and process which I find soothing. Having control over the success of the end product alleviates some stresses of the many unknowns in my social work world. This time with myself requires courage and a willingness to fail and learn which helps me practice bravery in other areas of work and life. So Brave Ceramics was launched in 2016 from dedicated focus and an increasing sense of courage to push myself and the clay to welcome and enjoy.