Author Profile
Rachel Gomez, Caroline Trimmer, and Madeline Schulman

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Hello, I'm Rachel Gomez. I am native to Dallas, Texas. I recently graduated from Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia, with a mathematics degree. I am currently working for a recruiting firm in Washington, D.C. I live with my partner in northern Virginia and ever since I took an alternate firing ceramics class in my second year of college, I've become passionate about pottery. I hope to own a pottery studio one day and continue to produce pieces.


Hello! I'm Caroline Trimmer from Williamsburg, Virginia. I graduated in 2020 from Sweet Briar College and majored in psychology. I'm continuing my education and plan to become an art therapist. I took my first ceramics course during my senior year in college and fell in love. I plan to continue to make ceramics throughout my journey of becoming an art therapist, and I hope to incorporate ceramics with my counseling practice.


I’m Madeline Schulman, a freshman at Sweet Briar College studying ceramics and art history. I’m from Houston, Texas, and I’ve played lacrosse for most of my life. I hope to one day travel to learn different ceramic techniques and tradition and to maybe open my own art studio.



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