Something that I’m passionate about that I’ve been involved with for the past year at BJU is this ceramics class. It’s connected me with the school in a different way, because being a town student, you can be somewhat disconnected. It’s been like a community of people with my teacher and my classmates. It’s been a lot more fun than a typical class. Maybe it’s just the department, but it just has a really laid-back feeling, and I’ve really appreciated that as I’m on my way out of college, just making that type of connection.
I knew I wanted to take ceramics from the get-go because my sister is into ceramics, and she bought a wheel. She has a kiln. She taught me how to throw before I started the class, and she’s just really passionate about it. We both really love it.
It’s not something that everyone should expect to get right away, because I feel like you would get frustrated if you came in with certain expectations. But like with anything, I think you get what you put into it. If you want to invest in it, you get to keep the stuff you make for the rest of your life.