Sheila Caplan is a Montreal ceramic artist and active member of the Dorshei Emet community. On this episode, Sheila shares her unique path to becoming a potter, from her time as an occupational therapist, to her first experience with clay, to taking on her passion full time. For Sheila, clay is deeply symbolic of life and she discusses the important lessons she has learned; patience, forgiveness, moving on from mistakes and failure, and finding beauty in each moment. The lessons of creating art, are also the lessons of life.
Sheila also tells us about her unique Jewish path and identity, and how she has used her art to educate others about Jewish traditions and spirituality.
“Know that every deed counts, that every word is power…Above all, remember that you must build your life as if it were a work of art.”-Abraham Joshua Heschel