Danae Carlson


I want to meet someone who is really passionate about what they do. I want to know why they chose it, what influenced them and how they got there. I'm hoping that in unraveling their life story that I will be able to weave mine.


COE 1323, Section 6

Lisa Gooden-Hunley

Home Base:
Mississippi State University Career Center


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Lisa's Journey to the Present

The interview with Lisa Dickenson told me a lot. Apparently, she has known for a long time about her passion for clay. The college that she went to, however, did not offer ceramics classes so she settled for a major in printmaking. In her thirties, she found out about a pottery class that her friend was taking, enrolled for one to two years, and, because of outside circumstances, had to take a break. Lisa started a family and spent the next few years of her life working in a radio station at a job that didn't satisfy her. After twelve years of being away from pottery, Lisa's husband saw an ad in the paper for ceramics classes, and signed her up for them as a Christmas present. After taking the classes for awhile, the instructor took notice of her talent and asked her to become his assistant. One thing led to another and now she is an instructor at that same studio. Lisa's story showed me that even though it is sometimes necessary to work in something that you don't enjoy for a time, it is not impossible to still achieve your passion as long as you are open to it.

Written on November 12, 2011 at 7:28pm

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