For as long as I can remember, I have been at my most content when making things and creatively “playing”. I become totally absorbed in processes and practicalities and draw confidence along the way from solving problems and taking risks. There’s something very calming about the creative act-the bringing together of ideas, materials, and-importantly–people. Having made something–in my case a ceramic vessel or sculpture-the ultimate outcome is the broader conversation that is generated when the wider community is invited to engage and respond. Can creativity make the world a better place? I think so.