Benjamin Oswald is both a teacher and a talented artist. Benjamin received his master’s in education from the University of Alberta and a master’s of fine arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. His beautiful sculptures and ceramic pieces have won both provincial and international awards; he was a recipient of the Robert Weghsteen Memorial Award in ceramics. In this conversation, Dana and Elizabeth talk with Benjamin about his teaching career path from Physics teacher to a Ceramics teacher and artist, all while developing more as a teacher and raising a family. We discuss the connection with the arts and our own wellbeing and some ideas on how to develop our own personal art practice. Benjamin shares a special thank you to the colleague that supported him in his inspiring journey.