Socially Engaged Art requires a relationship, communication, and a sense of ownership by all parties involved. The art is found in the relationships of the experience. This means that our employees often begin in being assigned basic tasks around the pottery studio. As they become comfortable in the space they are encouraged to speak up to what is 'working for them' and what they would like to do more of. Often, they come up with a way to do something in the studio better. While they are not directly creating the pottery-without them the shop would not run. They are a vital and meaningful addition to our space. Their unique perspectives and opinions work to enhance the creative atmosphere around the studio. There is a growing awarness of the need for equal and fair paying employment for people of ALL abilities. As the only pottery studio in Nashville who offers supported employment-we are honored to not only offer meaningful employment, but also harbor a place where the relationships occuring around the studio are the most central creation.