Phoebe Deutsch is a sculptural artist and fine arts educator who received her BFA in Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craft. From a young age Phoebe has been attracted to the interconnectedness of nature’s systems: how things work together — twisting, growing, collaborating, serving each other’s ecophysiology to create sustainable life in a never-ending network of change. For her, using clay represents a direct connection and collaboration with our home, Earth. She believes the act of adaptation is the great connector between humanity and the environment. There is still much to learn about the significance of such an intricate network, and this is what inspires her artwork.