It’s no surprise that Monica Greco takes a scholarly approach to her work as a ceramicist—her first career was in higher education. After earning a Ph.D. in experimental psychology, she taught statistics and research methodology. She began pottery classes as a hobby, but the more she developed her creative abilities, the more she began to see how her research skills could be combined with her new craft. She applied her experimental mindset to creating glazes as well as the functional design of her pieces. And after 20 years in academia, Monica made the transition to being a full-time potter, producing work that is as innovative as it is beautiful.