We asked experts from a broad range of industries to open up to us about things they know about their industry but that we probably don’t and we’ve shared some of those responses below.

Sarah Bemus | Studio Owner & Ceramic Artist

Most people outside of the ceramics world don’t realize the amount of thoughtful consideration and touch points that go into each piece. When customers ask me to make them a mug or a set of bowls, there are many details to take into account besides just size – handle shape, lip, wall thickness, diameter, curve. Every feature has a purpose. No matter how long you’ve been working with clay, it always feels like an act of God when a finished piece comes out of the kiln without any flaws, cracks or glaze mishaps because there are so many steps along the way where it could’ve been damaged or the design ruined. Ceramics is truly a labor of love. Opening the kiln and pulling out all of the newly glazed pieces is so exciting or (hopefully in rare cases) heartbreaking. This is the rush that keeps me motivated and excited for my next project. Read more>>

Bee The Tiny Dancer | Social Media Personality

One thing that people are probably unaware of is that Bee is training to be a therapy dog. Bee’s account is a way to test the waters, in a sense that it is to test the reception on his ability to bring people joy and comfort them, through his dancing and colorful personality. Many people send kind messages, saying that Bee brings them joy or reminds them of their dogs. Read more>>

Bethany Williams | Photographer

I think one of the bigger things that was sort of a big realization for me was just how much time and care goes into every single photo. I spend hours on galleries making sure the little details look perfect in every photo and adjusting everything to be consistent and something that I know my clients will love. Before I was a photographer, I thought it looked super easy to do. Read more>>