Recently, Kent State University was invited to participate in Grand Valley State University's Ceramics Forum. I was honored to represent Kent State. Also in attendance were fellow graduate students from Alfred University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, School of the Art Institute Chicago, and University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Hoon Lee is the Ceramics Program Coordinator and Sean Larson is the Technician. We were welcomed by the students of Grand Valley State as we looked over and critiqued their work. I can only speak for myself, but I'm sure the consensus was that all the invited visitors enjoyed what the Grand Valley students were producing. I am most impressed with the thinking of how their work fits into the conversation of contemporary art and the resolve in finding their voice through the process of ceramics. The Ceramics Forum at Grand Valley State University is becoming an established Conference connecting students and inspiring the ceramic arts. I am excited to see who will be in attendance next year!