One reason I decided to be an artist was to be a part of a community. I jumped into the ceramics world and found a beautiful, welcoming, helpful group of people. This past three weeks has opened my eyes to another wonderful community. This week in Byers has shown me what is possible when a group of passionate committed people come together around a common goal. Today during critique, I was asked how the Field School is going to change my work and my studio practice back in Boulder. That is a huge question and I have not begun to process this experience enough to know how it will affect me. However, this class has expanded my definition of what a studio practice can be and I am excited to see how that will translate when I get back to Boulder.