Christine was teaching at an alternative education center when she found an old kiln in a storage closet. She knew clay would be a wonderful enrichment medium. Many of the students had experienced trauma and/or mental health issues. Clay became the great equalizer. While her class was learning to heal and developing a love for clay, so was she. Christine set up a home studio and began selling at small craft shows. These shows grew into commissions and gallery representation. Christine left teaching to sculpt full time. The chance discovery of that old kiln introduced her, her students and her clients to clay and its grounding, healing power.